Amy Poehler and Her Brother Sold a Crazy-Sounding Sitcom to NBC


There are two things we can never get enough of: First, trend pieces about pastries. Second: Amy Poehler. (That first thing is a lie — those trend pieces can die a fiery death. The second thing — well, I’ve never been more sincere about anything in my entire life.)

Lucky for us, Amy Poehler has recently — alongside her brother Greg — sold a new sitcom to NBC. Titled Welcome to Sweden, the show follows Greg (in his first acting role) as he falls in love with a Swedish women then leaves the US in order to be with her. It is based on his real life experiences and Amy Poehler will make an appearance — as will Aubrey Plaza, Will Ferrell and (naturally) Gene Simmons.

Welcome to Sweden was first developed for Swedish network TV4 and it will be the first ever English-speaking sitcom to be developed and produced in Sweden. NBC recently acquired the US rights, leading the very excited EVP of eOne TV to remark:

“This show is a ‘first’ on so many levels. It’s the first English language comedy for TV4; the first television show Greg Poehler has ever created AND starred in AND executive produced with his sister Amy; and it’s the first time NBC has been involved with a comedy shot in Stockholm with a large Swedish cast!!! The reason this comedy has attracted all these people is because its theme is universal — love conquers all…even if it means moving to Sweden.”


NBC Acquires Comedy Series ‘Welcome To Sweden’ From Amy and Greg Poehler, eOne [Deadline]

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