There’s a good chance you haven’t caught it, but Keanu Reeves has been popping up in a rare TV role on the comedy series “Swedish Dicks.” The Swedish-American production was created by the “Viking Brothers” — Peter Stormare and Glenn Lund — along with Peter Settman and Andrew Lowery.
The silly/funny series follows a pair of unlicensed private detectives trying to get by in L.A., played by Stormare — he was Gaear Grimsrud in the 1996 movie “Fargo” and John Abruzzi in Fox’s “Prison Break” — and Johan Glans. Reeves turns up as Tex “Crazy Man” Johnson, a stuntman and the “tragic best friend” of Stormare’s character, Ingmar.
Stormare says in a report by The New York Post that the casting of Reeves grew out of their friendship.
“Keanu and me are very much alike — he’s very low-key and shies away from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood,” Stormare says. “But he’s a workhorse like me; we call each other ‘hermits’ and we work out together occasionally at the gym or meet to talk.”
Stormare adds: “He’s one of the few people [in the business] that I can talk to. I sent him the script and he called back and said, ‘I really like this and I want to do some comedy.’ That’s a side of him that rarely gets exposed.”
Find the network Pop and you should be able to catch the show starting this month. It premiered last September in Sweden on the streaming service Viaplay.
Here’s a trailer …