Better known for his roles as Pennywise in ‘It’ (2017) and The Kid in ‘Castle Rock’ (2018-2019), Bill Skarsgård has recently been chosen to play Swedish criminal Clark Olofsson in a six-part Netflix series titled ‘Clark’.

A Swedish language adaptation of Olofsson’s autobiography, ‘Clark’ will follow the convicted drug trafficker and bank robber’s criminal escapades dating back to the 1960s. He is the one who popularized the term ‘Stockholm Syndrome’, in which hostages forge an affinity with their abductor. This happened after a failed bank robbery in the Swedish capital in 1973.


Jonas Åkerlund of ‘Lords of Chaos’ (2018) fame will direct the series, which is produced by Scandinavian Content Group. He will be joined by Fredrik Agetoft and Peter Arrhenius on the writers’ team, and he will also be the executive producer, along with Hans Engholm and Bill Skarsgård.

‘Clark Olofsson is, for good and bad, one of Sweden’s most colourful and fascinating individuals. I accept this challenge with delight mingled with terror and think that with Jonas and Netflix in the back, we can tell a ground-breaking story with a pace and madness we may not have seen on TV before’, said Mr Skarsgård.

Mr Åkerlund added: ‘Clark is the story about the most politically incorrect man, who lived the most politically incorrect life. These are the kinds of stories I always look for.’

Also known as Alexander Skarsgård’s younger and equally talented brother (not to mention Stellan Skarsgård’s son), Bill Skarsgård will also be seen in ‘The Devil All the Time’ (2020) on Netflix, later this year, and he’s due to feature in Edson Oda’s ‘Nine Days’ (2020) alongside Zazie Beetz and Winston Duke. While 2020 has been throwing some nasty curveballs at us, it looks as though things are looking up for us, cinephiles, since we’re bound to see more of Mr Skarsgård by December.