NBC Goes Full-Tilt on Its All Poehler, All the Time Strategy

NBC has just bought the U.S. rights to the Swedish series Welcome to Sweden, by Amy Poehler and her brother Greg. The show, a semi-autobiographical comedy about a New York accountant who falls in love with a woman from Sweden and moves there to be with her, originally aired in Sweden on TV4.

Welcome to Sweden is filmed in Sweden, New York and Los Angeles and was TV4’s first-ever English-language series. It stars Greg Poehler and and Josephine Bornebusch as the couple, as well as Illeana Douglas (!) and Patrick Duffy as Poehler’s character’s parents. Additionally, Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, Aubrey Plaza and Gene Simmons will make cameo appearances.