Interview with Stars Peter Stormare and Traci Lords
I know what you're thinking and now you can get your head out of the gutter!
Swedish Dick's is a new half-hour series starring Peter Stormare (Fargo, American Gods) that has already aired to rave reviews in Sweden and is ready to leave its mark on North America.
Co-created by Stormare, Swedish Dicks is a half-hour comedy about an aging ex-stuntman (Peter Stormare) stuck in the past and an overly optimistic Swedish DJ (Johan Glans) stuck in the digital world. Together they get unstuck by forming the private detective firm Swedish Dicks, solving some of the strangest and wildest cases L.A. has ever seen.
The 10-episode first season features an array of guest stars, including Traci Lords (Cry-Baby, Melrose Place), Margaret Cho (Fashion Police, Drop Dead Diva), Anthony LaPaglia (Without a Trace, Frasier), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, Suits) and guest star Keanu Reeves (John Wick, The Matrix).
Traci Lords was thrilled when Stormare approached her to be on the show. As she says, she did not have to audition and Stormare practically begged her to come on board.
Lords was intrigued by the strong female characters on the show, especially the role she was offered a tough as nails Private Investigator who gives Stormare's character Ingmar a run for his money!
Also joining this cast of wacky characters is actor Keanu Reeves! For Reeves, who stars as Ingmar’s former stunt buddy Tex, the series marks a first foray into live-action TV in a recurring role. The actor previously voiced animated series Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures in 1990.
In a recent interview, while doing press for John Wick: Chapter Two, Reeves raved about Swedish Dicks and expressed how excited he was about coming on board, “I love how progressive the whole show is. The scripts are amazing and it was great to have the opportunity to work with Peter Stormare again.”
The pair previously worked together on 2005 action-thriller Constantine and in John Wick: Chapter Two.
Peter Stormare has been making films for more than 20 years and it's safe to say every character he's played is memorable. The 63-year-old Swedish actor has been proving himself an asset to the film world ever since he played a quiet, sociopathic killer who fed Steve Buscemi into a woodchipper in Joel and Ethan Coen’s Oscar-winning 1996 neo-noir Fargo.
Already a celebrated actor, director, producer and playwright in his native Sweden, Stormare is known for playing many mean-spirited villains, intelligent bad guys and strange foreigners in everything from Armageddon, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and Minority Report, among others and in TV, as John Abruzzi in the FOX hit TV-Series Prison Break, Berlin in The Blacklist and Chernobog in Starz' new original series American Gods.
Traci Lords is impossible to categorize. Kevin Smith called her an American pop icon. John Waters called her a sexual terrorist. She has appeared in dozens of films and television shows from Roger Corman’s Not Of This Earth, Cry Baby, Blade, to Zack and Miri Make a Porno and Excision; from Melrose Place, Roseanne, Will & Grace and Gilmore Girls to series regular roles on NBC’s Profiler and Syfy’s First Wave. Her autobiography Traci Lords Underneath It All (HarperCollins) was a NY Times bestseller.
I spoke with Peter Stormare and co-star Traci Lords via satellite from Los Angeles about working on this obscure and entertaining new series which Stormare describes as a cross between Twin Peaks and Monty Python's Flying Circus! CLICK BELOW!
Swedish Dicks Premieres Wednesday, August 9 8 PM ET/PT on Pop