BEARTOWN, a five-episode drama series from Sweden, explores the hopes that bring a small community together, the secrets that tear it apart, the courage it takes for an individual to go against the group and the consequences of how we raise our children. With a small-town Swedish junior ice-hockey team having a shot at winning the national semi-finals, all the dreams of the locals now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys. This heavy burden becomes the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made, and like ripples on a pond, they travel through Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected. The series stars Ulf Stenberg, Aliette Opheim, Tobias Zilliacus, Miriam Ingrid and Oliver Dufaker.
BEARTOWN is based on the bestselling novel of the same name, written by Swedish author Fredrik Backman (“A Man Called Ove”). It is directed by Peter Grönlund (“Goliath,” “Drifters”), and the screenwriters are Emmy Award nominated Anders Weidemann (“30 Degrees in February,” “Interrogation Files”), Antonia Pyk and Linn Gottfridsson. Producers for Filmlance International (part of Banijay) are Bonnie Skoog Feeney and Mattias Arehn. Hanne Palmquist, Steve Matthews and Antony Root are Executive Producers for HBO Europe. Fredrik Backman is Executive producer and represented by Salomonsson Agency, Tor Jonasson. The series is produced by Filmlance, part of Banijay.
BEARTOWN Teaser Trailer