Lionsgate Nabs Keanu Reeves' TV Comedy 'Swedish Dicks'

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The Los Angeles-set series from Swedish streamer Viaplay has the 'Knock Knock' star in his first recurring TV role.

Lionsgate is adding a Nordic comedy featuring Keanu Reeves in his first TV recurring role to its global distribution slate.

The studio has picked up world sales rights to Swedish Dicks, a series about two unlicensed Swedish private investigators trying to make a living in Los Angeles that stars Peter Stormare and Swedish stand-up comedian Johan Glans.

The Hollywood-set comedy also has Reeves guest starring in the role of Tex alongside Stormare, with whom he co-starred in 2005's Constantine.

Reeves previously voiced the role of Ted Logan on the 1990 animated TV series Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures.

Swedish Dicks is the first original series from the MTG's Nordic region video streaming service Viaplay.

"Combining world-class talent Peter Stormare and Johan Glans together with Keanu Reeves as a special guest star, together with edgy, compelling writing creates the kind of noisy, quality programming that is a Lionsgate trademark," Kevin Beggs, chairman of Lionsgate Television, which is shopping the comedy to U.S. broadcasters, said Wednesday in a statement.

Swedish Dicks is produced by Brain Academy, also part of the MTG entertainment group, in collaboration with L.A.-based Viking Brothers Entertainment.

Lionsgate's distribution arm will start shopping Swedish Dicks to international buyers next month at MIPCOM.