Netflix has announced the full cast for its Swedish Netflix original and limited crime-drama series ‘Clark.’ Joining Bill Skarsgård are Adam Lundgren, Sandra Ilar, Malin Levanon, Vilhelm Blomgren, Peter Viitanen, Hanna Björn, Isabelle Grill, Björn Gustafsson, Robin Nazari and Alicia Agneson.
Earlier in May 2020, Netflix revealed that Bill Skarsgård will play Swedish criminal Clark Olofsson in the new limited Netflix series directed and written by Jonas Åkerlund. Today, Netflix announced the additional cast.
The cast also includes Linus Wahlgren, Alexander Karim, Christoffer Nordenrot, Daniel Hallberg, Rachel Mohlin, Henrik Lundström, Arja Saijonmaa, Hans Erik Dyvik Husby, Agnes Lindström, Babben Larsson, Peter Järn, Henrik Hjelt, Peter Apelgren, Staffan Kihlbom Thor, Rikard Ulvshammar, Freja Beha Erichsen, Amalie Bruun, Wilson Gonzalez and Kolbjörn Skarsgård, who plays Clark Olofsson as a 6-year old.
Jonas Åkerlund, director and writer: “As a director, I’m always looking for strong characters, and Clark’s life and the story is filled with absorbing and colorful characters. Casting the right actors to fill these roles was key and I’m super pleased to have this amazing all-star cast, down to the smallest roles.
The world that revolves around Clark, the people who were affected by him, who shaped him, who put him behind bars, who loved him, each one has their own strong personality and unique experience. I’m so pleased we have brought these characters to life with an incredible all-star cast.
Without such a talented cast, we wouldn’t be able to tell the story of how a black hole like Clark can suck colorful individuals into his center of gravity. They really complete the story of the Stockholm Syndrome.”
Bill Skarsgård said, “Clark Olofsson is, for good and bad, one of Sweden's most colorful and fascinating individuals. I accept this challenge with delight mingled with terror and think that with Jonas and Netflix in the back, we can tell a groundbreaking story with a pace and madness we may not have seen on TV before. Clark's life and history is so incredible and screwed that it would even make Scorsese blush.”
Based on the truth and lies revealed in Clark Olofsson’s autobiography, the Swedish language series will follow Clark from his early years to the present day. The notorious gangster started his criminal career in the 1960s and became one of the most controversial personalities in contemporary Swedish history. Convicted of several counts of drug trafficking, attempted murder, assault, theft, and dozens of bank robberies, he has spent more than half his life behind bars and has left behind a trail of trauma, heartbreak, disappointment, and general devastation. In the 1970s Clark inspired the concept of “The Stockholm Syndrome” during a failed bank robbery in Stockholm - and has ever since kept his position as celebrity criminal fooling all of Sweden to fall in love with him. Just like he desired.
Clark will be produced by Scandinavian Content Group and directed by Jonas Åkerlund, based on the screenplay written by Fredrik Agetoft, Peter Arrhenius, and Jonas Åkerlund et al.
Börje Hansson and Julia Stannard are producing the film with Hans Engholm, Jonas Åkerlund and Bill Skarsgård as Executive producers.
The series is based on Clark Olofsson’s autobiography “Vafan var det som hände” and will launch exclusively on Netflix.
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