Magazine article Screen International

Lukas Moodysson to Direct HBO Nordic's First Series

Magazine article Screen International

Lukas Moodysson to Direct HBO Nordic's First Series

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TrustNordisk to handle international territories for the 8x45 comedy GÖSTA.

Lukas Moodysson

HBO Nordic, a division of HBO Europe, has greenlit its first Scandinavian original series, to be written and directed by Swedish filmmaker Lukas Moodysson.

The eight-part 45-minute comedy GÖSTA (working title) is about a 28-year old child psychologist who moves from Stockholm to a rural town, where he rents a cottage in the woods. As the production team explains, “GÖSTA wants to be the kindest person in the world and help everyone he meets. Sometimes it goes well, sometimes not.”

TrustNordisk is handling international sales outside HBO Europe territories.

“I want GÖSTA to be a mix of comedy and Dostoevsky; as funny as possible and as serious as possible,” said Moodysson, who will direct all eight episodes. …

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