‘Welcome to Sweden’: English Language Swedish Show

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The first English language Swedish show Welcome to Sweden is doing very well on the Swedish channel TV4. The series was created by US comedian Greg Poehler from his own experiences living as an expat in Sweden. The comedy series scored last Friday with nearly 1.7 million views, a 47% share in the 12-59 year old target group and a 17% rating. In the series, a New York accountant falls in love with a Swedish girl, Emma, and moves to Sweden. Other key roles are played by Lena Olin, Illeana Douglas and Patrick Duffy, with cameos from Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell. US rights were acquired by NBC.

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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.