Ólafur Darri Ólafsson Joins HBO’s “Somebody Somewhere” for Season 3

Somebody Somewhere

HBO’s acclaimed comedy-drama series “Somebody Somewhere” has added Icelandic actor Ólafur Darri Ólafsson to its cast for the upcoming third season. Ólafsson, known for his roles in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” as well as classic Nordic Noir “Trapped”, will recur as Iceland, who is renting the family farm of Sam (Bridget Everett).

Somebody Somewhere” follows Sam, a middle-aged woman grappling with a midlife crisis and the loss of her sister. Set in Manhattan, Kansas, the series explores Sam’s journey of self-discovery and her quest to find a community of like-minded outsiders. Singing becomes her saving grace, leading her to a group of individuals who, like her, struggle to fit the mould of their hometown.

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The series is created by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen, with Everett serving as an executive producer and playing the lead role. It premiered on HBO in January 2022 and was quickly renewed for a second season, which aired in April 2023.

Ólafsson joins a talented cast that includes Jeff Hiller, Mary Catherine Garrison, Murray Hill, Tim Bagley, Jennifer Mudge, and Mercedes White. The third season is written by Bob, Thureen, Everett, Lisa Kron, and Lennon Parham, and directed by Jay Duplass, Robert Cohen, and Lennon Parham.

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With production for season three already wrapped up, fans can look forward to another instalment of this heartwarming and humorous series, as Sam and her newfound community continue their journey of growth and acceptance against all odds.

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