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New York Times Bestseller “Anxious People” Lands at Netflix on December 29 – Watch the First Teaser

New York Times Bestseller “Anxious People” Lands at Netflix on December 29 – Watch the First Teaser

Today, Netflix debuted the teaser of the Swedish drama comedy Anxious People. The series, based on a book by bestselling author Fredrik Backman, will launch globally at Netflix on December 29, 2021.

Anxious People, directed by Felix Herngren, is a drama comedy about a bank robber failing miserably by robbing a cashless bank and ends up taking eight persons hostage during an open house. After giving up, the apartment is stormed by the two dysfunctional police officers Jack and Jim, who also happen to be father and son. There is just one problem: The apartment is... empty. 

In a series of contradictory testimonies afterwards, the hostages tell their version of what really happened whereupon a classic - but hilarious - puzzle mystery develops. All while the hostages share a common secret that is creating a unique and almost unbreakable bond between them.

Anxious People will launch on Netflix on December 29 and features the star-studded Swedish cast of Alfred Svensson as Jack, Dan Ekborg as Jim, Leif Andrée as Roger, Marika Lagercrantz as Anna-Lena, Carla Sehn as Julia, Petrina Solange as Ro, Anna Granath as Zarah, Per Andersson as Lennart, Lottie Ejebrant as Estelle, Sofia Ledarp as Maria, Shima Niavarani as Milou.

Production company: FLX

Director: Felix Herngren

Screenwriters: Camilla Ahlgren (head writer) and Alex Haridi 

Producer: Anna Carlsten

Executive producers:  Fatima Varhos and Pontus Edgren at FLX. Fredrik Backman, Neda Backman and Tor Jonasson, from Salomonsson Agency.

Assets from Anxious People can be downloaded from Netflix Media Center.

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Elias Giertz