Disney has announced the first Nordic original series for Disney+ called “To Cook A Bear”, which is based on Swedish author’s Mikael Niemi book.

This new six-episode series, takes place in the mid-nineteenth century in the village of Kengis, northern Sweden, centring on a runaway Sami boy who develops a deep relationship while investigating an unexpected murder mystery.

While a Pastor has a spiritual awakening that profoundly impacts the Sami and Tornedalians, the body of a shepherd’s girl is found in a bog. Soon the villagers set out in search of the killer bear they think is on the rampage. Swedish screenwriter Jesper Harrie is penning the adaptation, and Anagram Sweden is producing.

Vibeke Lia, Director of Programming and Production for Disney’s Nordics and Baltics,

“We are incredibly proud to announce the very first Disney+ Nordic Original production. To Cook A Bear has everything we want to offer our adult audience; a deep, rich story set in a truly grand Nordic Noir scenery. I am confident it will find its way to the hearts of audiences in and well beyond the Nordics, and we can’t wait to bring it to them”

This new series is one of over 60 local productions being created in Europe by 2024 as the company continues to work with outstanding creators and premium producers as part of the company’s commitment to source, develop and produce original productions in Europe.

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