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Amy Poehler And Greg Poehler Teaming Up For Swedish TV Series

05/09/2013 12:02 pm ET
AP

Impressed with Amy Poehler's resume? You ain't seen nothin' yet.

The actress/comedian/writer has launched a Swedish production company called Syskon, with the company's first show starring her brother Greg Poehler, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Titled "Welcome to Sweden," the series will air on Sweden's TV4 network, marking its first half-hour, English language comedy. Greg will play a New York accountant named Bruce who falls in love with a Swedish girl named Emma (Josephine Bornebusch). Lena Olin will play Emma's mother Viveka, and Illeana Douglas and Patrick Duffy will appear as Bruce's parents. Amy will also guest star on the series.

“It was easy to fall for Greg Poehler’s self experienced story of an American that follows his heart to Sweden,” Åsa Sjöberg, director of programs at TV4, said in a statement. “When Greg teamed up with Felix Herngren and his excellent team at FLX, there was no doubt that this series had a unique and huge potential to reach further than the Swedish comedy audience. We are so excited to join forces with eOne and to follow the story of Bruce and Emma, in our first English language co-production.”

In addition to playing the lovable Leslie Knope on "Parks And Recreation," Amy also executive produced "Broad City," a show Comedy Central ordered to series in March. Previously a web series, "Broad City" centers on two friends, played by Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, as they navigate their way through life in New York City.

“I’m excited to work with Comedy Central and introduce Abbi and Ilana to America,” Amy said when the news broke. “And all the other countries. And also Mars. We’ve got big plans.”

Production on "Welcome To Sweden" begins in New York and Sweden on May 13.

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