In tomtevärlden at the north Pole harrows Santa and snow maiden with christmas preparations. But for every child who stops believing in santa claus illuminated Light lantern, which keeps tomtevärlden alive, growing weaker. And, as a result of its image problem, the Plot has suffered from a deep depression. In addition, his children, Julle and by julina, long ago ceased to laugh when he pulls his classic pappaskämt – to knock on their doors and ask: ”Are there any good children here?”
It is Fredde Granberg and Thomas Claesson, which is located behind the ”Panic in santa's workshop”. They have previously done several seasons of skräckhumorserien ”Family Rysberg” for February, and collaborated in productions like ”Dr. Mugg”, ”Home to Midgard” and ”Commissioner of Lard”. The roles of Santa and snow maiden played by the comedian and actor Per Andersson and the singer and reality-tv star Pernilla Wahlgren.
"We thought that there were some that were better suited than they are here," says Fredde Granberg and gesturing to Per Andersson and Pernilla Wahlgren in the couch next to the.
in Stockholm, when this year's advent calendar just had time to get halfway to christmas eve. In julkalendervärlden to be out in good time.
" It feels incredibly fun to be with in an advent calendar. It is so large and creditable, and it feels like we will have great fun together. I like the humor, " says Pernilla Wahlgren.Pernilla Wahlgren, and Per Andersson. Photo: Nicklas Thegerström
Humor, yes. Fredde Granberg describes ”Panic in santa's workshop” as a ”sitcomsaga”.
– It is a mix between a fairy tale and a sitcom. We like sitcomformatet very much, and have worked with it in ”the Family Rysberg”. But in a sitcom is, of course, all sections completed stories, while an advent calendar is a serial, so we figured that we could write a fairy tale with sitcomdialog, " he says.
Thomas Claesson declares, however, that the christmas calendar will not contain any added laughter.
"But I and Per will laugh much at each other's jokes," says Pernilla Wahlgren.
" No, it's not there. I don't know if I had been able to say no regardless of what it had been, because it is such a fucking cool thing. So it was lucky that it was this gang who asked, " says Per Andersson and laughing out loud.
Fredde Granberg, who, together with Thomas Claesson both write the screenplay for and directed ”Panic in santa's workshop”, points out that there are some things that are important to him when it comes to julkalendrar.
" it must be the christmas spirit, for example.
Pernilla Wahlgren agree.
" I would have thought it was quite boring if we would do an alternative advent calendar.
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I ask how to make an advent calendar that both adults and children laughing.
– We want to be as an adult myself to think that it is fun, not just sitting with for the children's sake. You are allowed to have different layers of humor to capture the whole family, says Fredde Granberg.
is the program director for the child and ungdomsutbudet on the SVT, tells me that they are working strategically to get the christmas calendar to reach as many people as possible.
" It almost sounds cynical, but it is no coincidence that more and more adults are watching the christmas calendar together with their children, or even without children. Already in the development stage, we select the ideas according to which ones have the potential to reach the most, and now we are working together with Fredrik and Thomas what comes to casting, humorlager and carrying stories for both young and adult characters.
she Also highlights the spirit of christmas as the supporting elements for the christmas calendar.
" We've stopped the experiment. The main ingredients are christmas, snow, it should be cozy and fairly smooth. This is what the Swedish people want, and then we deliver it – with slightly different variations, " says Johanna Gårdare.
When I ask Pernilla Wahlgren and Per Andersson to tell more about their characters, the furtively toward the screenwriters. So far, they do not know so much about ”Panic in the tomteverkstans” the part of father christmas and snow maiden, because manusarbetet is still in progress.
" We're kidding with schablonbilderna of Santa and snow maiden, you can say, with the stereotypes that people know very well, says Fredde Granberg.
"I have not heard anything about it yet...
" No, that småplufsiga good enough, says Fredde Granberg.
Everyone is laughing. Thomas Granberg notes that it's probably enough to put on Per Andersson a small lösmage.
"I can fix myself over the christmas holidays," he says.
the Recording of the next year's advent calendar begins in march and will with the exception of a short inspelningsresa to northern Sweden to take place in a tv studio in Stockholm. They describe julkalenderns visual expression, which is ”a little osvenskt”, ”to the vulgoamerikanska direction”. I say that maybe it is nice to not worry about that the Swedish people will complain about the loss of christmas spirit.
" Yes, like not christmas, then you should not check out, says Fredde Granberg.Upper row Thomas Claesson and Fredde Granberg, lower Per Andersson and Pernilla Wahlgren. Photo: Nicklas Thegerström
Santa's home is built as a home in a sitcomserie, ”elf style”, tells the. Next to the home is Santa's workshop, which arbetsleds of a large snowman. In addition to the snowman play santa's children central roles in the christmas calendar.
– It is the Benjamin and Bianca who play them, joking Pernilla Wahlgren.
Julkalenderns major antagonist is the julbocken, which previously had but deprived of santa's mission. Now is he was found frozen in the permafrost in Siberia, " says scripter.
– But the permafrost melts, and the julbocken is troubling, says Fredde Granberg.
" No, actually not! There is no one who has klimatångest in our advent calendar, " says Thomas Claesson.
Quiz: Can you your advent calendar?
I ask if Pernilla Wahlgren and Per Andersson has had time to think about something on how they should portray their roles. Rather than answer, once again, the screenwriters on the issue.
"What is fun is that it is the everyday realism in a so vulgar tomtemiljö," says Thomas Claesson.
"It will be for them as for any family at any time in december, the rush to get everything together," says Per Andersson.
" You could say that it's all about what the president and the presidentfrun do when they do not stand on the balcony and wave, says Fredde Granberg.
Someone suggests that it's a bit like ”House of cards”. Everyone laughing loud again. Then it stops Per Andersson laugh.
– But then of course I'm Kevin Spacey?
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