Netflix has released the trailer for six-episode Swedish series Clark, starring Bill SkarsgÃ¥rd (It, Castle Rock) as real-life Swedish criminal Clark Olofsson.
The series is based on the truth and lies of Olofsson’s autobiography, Vafan var det som hÃ¤nde? (aka What happened?), and tells of the man who has been referred to as a “celebrity gangster”. The series depicts Clark’s early years until present day, with a criminal career that included drug trafficking, attempted murder, assault, and bank robberies – and the trauma, heartbreak and devestation he left in his wake. Oloffson was also present at a failed Stockholm bank robbery in 1973 – the first criminal event in Sweden to be covered by live television. This robbery was also the origin of the term “Stockholm Syndrome”.
Directing and co-writing the series is Swedish helmer Jonas Ã…kerlund, a prolific music video director (vids for Madonna, Beyonce, U2, Coldplay and more) whose previous features include Netflix’s 2019 Mads Mikkelsen-starrer Polar and 2018 horror-thriller Lords of Chaos.
“Swedish rockstar criminal Clark Olofsson is famous all over the world for a reason,” explained Ã…kerlund in a statement. “He is a master manipulator, a black belt seducer, a media blitz with a psychotic mind and everything in between. With wit to match his skills with manipulation, this series will take the viewer on a journey back to the swinging 60s and 70s and onward into the darkness of the late 70s and 80s. It’s the Clark Olofsson story we have not seen before. All told by the Stockholm syndrome man himself ““ the puzzling man behind all the crimes.”
Still no release date for Clark, also starring Adam Lundgren, Sandra Ilar, Vilhelm Blomgren, Peter Viitanen, Hanna BjÃ¶rn, and Isabelle Grill, among others.