Netflix has announced that its upcoming Swedish series, ‘TORE’, will star William Spetz, who is also the creator and writer of the show. The six-episode series will also star Sanna Sundqvist, Peter Haber, Hannes Fohlin, and Carlos Romero Cruz among others.
According to the official description:
“When the most important person in his life is run over by a garbage truck and dies, Tore does everything he can to suppress his grief. During the days, he continues to work at his father’s funeral home as if nothing has happened and starts flirting with the new florist.
“At night, he establishes himself on a gay boat in the city and experiences alcohol, sex and drugs for the first time. A new and beautiful, but risky, world suddenly opens up to Tore, but his best friend Linn and the colleagues at the funeral home quickly start to worry that Tore is about to lose his footing in his desperate attempts to escape reality.”
The six-episode series will be directed by Erika Calmeyer and has currently begun production in Stockholm, Sweden.
Talking about the show, Spetz said: “I don’t think we’re built to be able to cope when a loved one dies. It’s like it creates this glitch in your brain, and you don’t know who you are anymore.
“I think that glitch is the source of a lot of pain, but also a lot of comedy – and it’s probably that glitch that inspired me to write TORE. I am so incredibly happy and grateful that I get to work with this team and ensemble. I can’t believe that it’s happening now.”
‘TORE’ is set to premiere globally in 2023.