After the violence and emotional turmoil of John Wick, it seems Keanu Reeves is ready to lighten his load a little bit by starring in a comedy series. The Pop channel — which is under CBS’s umbrella of networks — has just announced its lineup of new series, which skews heavily into scripted offerings that seem to be appealing to a Millennial audience. As for Reeves, his series (which will mark his first major TV role, a recurring one here) is called Swedish Dicks: Private Investigators, starring Peter Stormare and comedian Johan Glans as an aging ex-stuntman and a Swedish DJ who open an L.A.-based private detective firm.
Reeves has flirted with the idea of TV before, with a Rain television series, but it’s certainly an interesting choice for him to join what sounds like a wacky comedy instead.
SWEDISH DICKS, PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS stars Peter Stormare (“John Wick: Chapter 2,” “Fargo,” “The Big Lebowski”), Johan Glans (Best Male Comedian, “Swedish Comedy Awards”) and features Keanu Reeves (the “John Wick” and “The Matrix” franchises) in a single-camera comedy from Lionsgate and Viaplay about an aging ex-stuntman stuck in the past and an overly optimistic Swedish DJ 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 LA has ever seen. Season one of SWEDISH DICKS, PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS will premiere with 10 episodes in fall 2017, featuring guest stars Traci Lords (“Cry-Baby,” “Melrose Place”), Anthony Lapaglia (“Without a Trace,” “Frasier”), Eric Roberts (“The Dark Knight,” “Suits”) and Margaret Cho (“30 Rock,” “Drop Dead Diva”). Season two begins production this summer.