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Gåsmamman, the acclaimed drama starring Alexandra Rapaport, Sweden’s leading lady of crime, now streaming only on MHz Choice!

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In this popular reimagining of the hit Dutch drama Penoza, Alexandra Rapaport (The Sandhamn Murders) stars as Sonja, a suburban mom living in Stockholm with her successful husband and three adorable children. And they all live happily ever after. No, just kidding. Here’s what really happens: Sonja’s husband, Fredrik, is in the marijuana biz together with Sonja’s jailbird brother, Niklas, and their buddy Stein, who proves to have exceptionally poor judgment as he steals 35 kilos of coke from a gangster named Broman. The coke goes missing, Fredrik winds up dead and Broman, naturally enough, wants his money – which results in Sonja being drawn into the criminal underworld to pay off the debt. Mayhem ensues, as you can see in the clip below…


Alexandra Rapaport

Alexandra Rapaport plays the titular Gåsmamman, which translates as “Mother Goose” – it’s all explained in Episode 4. One of Sweden’s most popular and prolific actors, you’ll recognize Alexandra from many other marquee MHz Choice titles: The Sandhamn Murders, Spring Tide, The Team, Codename Hunter and Johan Falk. She’s also the executive producer of this series, so don’t mess with her.

Alexandra Rapaport in Gåsmamman

Magnus Roosman

Magnus Roosman plays Sonja’s husband, Fredrik. You might also recognize him as the crooked lawyer Fredrixon in the Johan Falk series.

L to R: Magnus Roosman & Alexandra Rapaport in Gåsmamman

Joel Lützow and Clara Christiansson

Joel Lützow plays Sonja’s teenage son, Gustav, and Clara Christiansson plays Gustav’s moody sister, Nina. The same year they filmed Gåsmamman, Joel and Clara appeared together in The Sandhamn Murders – also starring Alexandra Rapaport. (Small world, huh?)

L to R: Joel Lützow & Clara Christiansson in Gåsmamman

Edvin Ryding

Edvin Ryding plays little Linus, youngest of the Ek siblings. You might also recognize a slightly older Edvin as Gunnar Andersson in Miss Friman’s War!

L to R: Edvin Ryding in Gåsmamman and Miss Friman's War

Gustaf Hammarsten

Gustaf Hammarsten plays drug kingpin Christian Broman – a very different character to the one he played as Axel Friman in Miss Friman’s War!

L to R: Gustaf Hammarsten in Gåsmamman and Miss Friman's War

Shebly Niavarani

Shebly Niavarani plays policeman Emil Svensson. In Johan Falk, he was on the opposite side of the law, playing gangster Avram Khan throughout the second season of that show.

Shebly Niavarani in Gåsmamman

Ulf Friberg

Ulf Friberg plays tough guy Lukas in Gåsmamman. You might also recognize him as Maria Wern’s colleague Ek, and from roles in a pair of acclaimed Swedish limited series: as Holger in Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves, and as Hedberg in Death of a Pilgrim.

L to R: Ulf Friberg in Gåsmamman and Maria Wern

Anja Lundqvist

Anja Lundqvist plays Kattis – wife of Stein and best friend of Sonja – in Gåsmamman. She also played Kim Leko, the wife of Dragomir Mrsic’s title character in Alex.

L to R: Anja Lundqvist in Gåsmamman and Alex

On the other side of the camera, Gåsmamman is a production of Filmlance International, the Swedish production house responsible for a number of MHz Choice subscriber favorites: Beck, Spring Tide, The Sandhamn Murders and The Bridge. The husband-and-wife team of Camilla Ahlgren and Martin Asphaug handled writing duties for the series, and director Richard Holm is probably best known to MHz Choice subscribers for his work on Johan Falk.

Gåsmamman Season 1 premieres October 29th, 2019 on MHz Choice – with two more seasons to follow later.


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