Netflix has announced a new comedy/drama series coming to their service titled “Anxious People”. The series, based on the novel by Swedish author Fredrik Backman, is being screenwritten by Camilla Ahlgren, the head writer of “The Bridge” and “Quicksand”.
“Anxious People” is an unreasonably riotous comedy about a hostage drama during an open house. A failed bank robber locks himself in with an over-enthusiastic real estate agent, two bitter IKEA-addicts, a pregnant woman, a suicidal multi-millionaire and a damn rabbit. In the end the robber gives up and lets everyone go, but when the police storm the apartment it is…empty.
In a series of dysfunctional testimonies afterwards, the witnesses all tell their version of what really happened, whereupon a classic puzzle mystery develops around the questions: How did the robber manage to escape? Why is everyone so angry? And: What is WRONG with people these days?
Pictured: Author Fredrik Backman (left); Swedish book cover (right)