Netflix has dropped a trailer for six-part drama Clark, written and directed by Jonas Åkerlund (Polar), which stars Bill Skarsgård (It) in a fictional take on the life of celebrity Swedish gangster Clark Olofsson.
Based on Clark Olofsson’s autobiography Vafan var det som hände, this Swedish language series covers his life from the beginning of his criminal career in the swinging 1960s through to the darkness of the 1980s as one of the most controversial personalities in contemporary Swedish history.
Convicted of several counts of drug trafficking, attempted murder, assault, theft and dozens of bank robberies, he has spent more than half his life behind bars and it was one of his failed bank robberies in the 1970s that gave rise to the notion of Stockholm Syndrome.
The cast also includes Adam Lundgren, Sandra Ilar, Vilhelm Blomgren, Peter Viitanen, Hanna Björn, Isabelle Grill, Alida Morberg, Björn Gustafsson, Malin Levanon, Sofie Hoflack, Alicia Agneson, Robin Nazari, Linus Wahlgren, Claes Malmberg and Alexander Karim.
Jonas Åkerlund said: “Swedish rockstar criminal Clark Olofsson is famous all over the world for a reason. He is a master manipulator, a black belt seducer, a media blitz with a psychotic mind and everything in between… 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.”
Netflix has yet to announce when Clark will premiere, but it is expected to be in 2022.