To Cook a Bear

Anagram Sweden is proud to produce the 1st Disney+ Nordic Original Series “ To Cook a Bear”. The Six-Part Series is based on the 19th-century period crime novel by Mikael Niemi, which has sold millions of copies worldwide.

“To Cook a Bear” takes place in the summer of 1852 in the village of Kengis, far north in Sweden. In the epic grandeur of the Northern polar landscape, we meet the newly appointed Pastor and his family. While the Pastor has a spiritual awakening that profoundly impacts the Sami and Tornedalians, the body of a shepherd’s girl is found in a bog. Soon the villagers set out in search of the killer bear they think is on the rampage.

While the local community searches for the bear they presume to be the killer, a suspicion grows inside the Pastor, who thinks something else happened. Not long after, another girl is found dead, and the Pastor’s suspicions gain renewed credence. Soon he joins forces with the impoverished Sami boy, Jussi, and starts investigating the various leads about the horrible incident.

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Production company
Anagram Sverige AB
Co-production Partner(s)
Walt Disney Company Nordic, Helsinki -filmi with the support of Business Finland, Audiovisual Production Incentive
Production year
Title in Swedish
Koka björn
Mia Welin
Executive Producer(s)
Miira Paaslinna, Martin Persson, Nanna Mailand-Mercado
Trygve Allister Diesen
Jesper Harrie
Gustaf Skarsgård
Emil Kárlsen
Pernilla August
Simon J. Berger
Magnus Krepper
Ane Dahl Torp
Tyra Wingren
Jaakko Ohtonen
Jonas Karlsson
Johan Widerberg
Tobias Zilliacus
Sigrid Johnson
Sampo Sarkola
Dick Idman
Jonna Järnefelt
Eleonoora Kauhanen
Aril Wretblad
Sofia Lindgren, Tomas Beige

Picture credit: Marcel Köppe