Bill Skarsgård To Play Swedish Gangster Clark Olofsson In Netflix Series ‘Clark’
Bill Skarsgård is continuing to carve out an extremely impressive résumé. Following memorable turns as the clown Pennywise in the latest reboot of Stephen King’s It, as well as its successful sequel, the actor’s next role takes him to the small screen. As first reported by Deadline, Skarsgård will star as notorious Swedish criminal Clark Olofsson in the upcoming series titled Clark.
The series will reportedly take inspiration from Olofsson’s actual autobiography. The criminal became widely known due to a string of attempted murder, assault, and robbery charges. He is known as Sweden’s first “pop-gangster”. However, Olofsson’s unfortunate legacy lies in his involvement in the infamous Norrmalmstorg robbery. The events involving both a bank robbery and a hostage crisis is best known as the origin of the term Stockholm syndrome.
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Skarsgård will portray Olofsson in the series. The Swedish language adaptation will be directed by Jonas Åkerlund (On the Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay-Z) and produced in collaboration with the Scandinavian Content Group. Åkerlund will write the series alongside Fredrik Agetoft (The Book of Worlds) and Peter Arrhenius (Welcome to Sweden).
Additionally, Skarsgård’s upcoming slate includes a number of films. Up next, the actor will appear beside Tom Holland in Anthony and Joe Russo’s Cherry. Moreover, the actor has roles in John Boyega’s Naked Singularity and Nicole Kidman’s The Northman.
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