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Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Amy Poehler and Her Brother Are Producing a TV Show in Sweden

Amy Poehler is getting into the international TV business. THR reports that Poehler and her brother Greg have sold an English-language show to the Swedish network TV4. Called Welcome to Sweden, the series will be produced via the Poehlers' newly-formed international production company Syskon (which is Swedish for "sibling"). Welcome to Sweden is a semi-autobiographical series based on Greg Poehler's life, and he'll be making his acting debut in the series as its lead character Bruce, a New York accountant who falls for a Swedish lady and moves with her to her home country. Swedish actors Josephine Bornebusch and Lena Olin will play the love interest and her mother, respectively, while US performers Illeana Douglas and Patrick Duffy are co-starring as Greg Poehler's parents. Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza, and, for some reason, Gene Simmons will be cameoing in the show.