In late 2019 we announced that Netflix were working on a new comedy/drama series titled “Anxious People”. The series, based on the novel by Swedish author Fredrik Backman, will arrive on December 29th and we also have a new trailer. “Anxious People” is screenwritten by Camilla Ahlgren, the head writer of “The Bridge” and “Quicksand” and is directed by Felix Herngren.
“Anxious People” is described as 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)