Netflix has launched a new detective series featuring the early adventures of fictional Swedish policeman Kurt Wallander.
Mystery fans will recognize Wallander as the creation of Swedish author Henning Mankell, who passed away in 2015. The Netflix original series, which premiered September 3, explores Wallander’s life as a recently graduated police officer, before the events portrayed in Mankell’s books.
Netflix describes Young Wallander as an edgy, modern story that “focuses on the formative experiences – professional and personal – faced by Kurt.” The six-part series stars Adam Pålsson in the lead role and has a British and Swedish cast.
You can find more details or stream the episode at: Young Wallander on Netflix
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Below is the official Netflix trailer for Young Wallander:
Wallander on BritBox and Hulu
For 2020, BritBox is streaming Seasons 1 to 4 of the BBC series Wallander, starring Kenneth Branagh. The BBC series aired from 2008 to 2016 and is based on the original novels. Branagh portrays Mankell’s world-weary police inspector, who immerses himself in each case, even at the expense of his health and family life.
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Kurt Wallander fans may also enjoy the original Swedish TV series that aired from 2005 to 2013, starring Krister Henriksson. Hulu is currently streaming two seasons of that series (19 episodes). Get your first month of Hulu for free, then subscribe for $5.99 per month. Other plans are also available. Cancel at any time.
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