Skärgårdsdoktorn (The Archipelago Doctor), one of Sweden’s most popular TV shows during the Nineties, is being revived as a film.

Veteran Swedish producer Peter Possne, from Sonet Film, has assigned Swedish writer Lars Bill Lundholm – who created the series – to script the story with Gunilla Linn Persson. Rickard Petrelius, who directed three episodes in 2000, will realise the film which will shoot this summer.

“A cinema version of Skärgårdsdoktorn has been a dream project for years,” said Possne.

The original series, which was made by Swedish public broadcaster SVT, followed doctor Johan Steen (Samuel Fröler) and his daugher Wilma (Ebba Hultkvist) as they moved to the fictional island of Saltö in the Stockholm archipelago, to take over his father-in-law’s practice.

“Over the years I have been constantly asked whether Skärgårdsdoktorn would return, so I am happy it is finally happening,” explained Fröler, who – with Hultkvist – will join the cast with Sten Ljungman, Göran Engman and Helena Brodin.

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