Disney+ has uncovered its debut Nordic original, an adaptation of Swedish author Mikael Niemi’s To Cook a Bear.
Anagram Sweden’s six-parter happens during the nineteenth century in the town of Kengis, northern Sweden, focusing on a runaway Sami boy who develops a deep relationship while exploring an unexpected murder mystery.
While a Pastor has a spiritual arousing that significantly influences the Sami and Tornedalians, the body of a shepherd’s girl is tracked down in a bog. Soon the locals set out looking for the killer bear they believe is on the rampage. Swedish screenwriter Jesper Harrie is writing the adaptation and Anagram Sweden is producing.
Vibeke Lia, Director of Programming and Production for Disney’s Nordics and Baltics, depicted the show as “everything we want to offer our adult audience, a deep, rich story set in a truly grand Nordic Noir scenery.”
The show is Disney+’s first Nordic original, having ordered a few shows from key regions including the UK, France, Germany and Italy. Disney+ is focusing on 60 international originals throughout the next two years.