Amy Poehler will produce her brother's acting debut in a new Swedish Tv show based on his life.

The Saturday Night Live funnywoman and her brother Greg are working on Welcome To Sweden, a semi-autobiographical tale about a New Yorker who falls in love with a Swedish girl.

Greg Poehler, who now lives in the European country, will take the lead role in the show, which will be the first English-language comedy broadcast on Sweden's Tv4 network.

The show will be produced through the siblings' production company Skyskon, and will feature a cameo from Amy.