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Broadcaster SVT has ordered the series, making Sweden only the second country to attempt to make its own version of the intellectual panel game. An adaptation in the Netherlands lasted just 8 episodes from December 2008.
The Swedish version is to be hosted by comedian Johan Wester. It is being produced by Anders Lenhoff, who has had previous experience adapting British panel shows, having been behind the Swedish version of Have I Got News For You, known as Snacka om nyheter.
Lenhoff is also the producer of country's most successful comedy talk show, Robins, and of the original version of reality series Survivor. According to the official QI website, he "has also written a novel, discussed Swedish terrorism on a panel with the Minister of Justice, worked with the least successful Swedish political party leader of all time, made documentaries for Save the Children and raised two daughters with a lot of help."
Speaking to the website, Lenhoff commented: "Let's just say that I thought QI was a totally brilliant idea the moment I heard it; I share John Lloyd's idea that curiosity, seeking of knowledge and entertaining conversation can lead to a better world. Sort of. If nothing else, there is an appalling lack of curiosity, knowledge and entertaining conversation in the world today. Let's try to change that, in our own small way."