Based on the best selling Kurt Wallander novels by Henning Mankell, ‘Young Wallander‘ is a modern reimagining of the legendary detective, Kurt Wallander, who must navigate the increasingly violent environment of present-day Sweden. When he is unable to save a teenager from a gruesome attack, Wallander must learn to cope with his guilt in order to solve the crime. The story focuses on the formative experiences – professional and personal – faced by Kurt as a recently graduated police officer in his early twenties.
The English-language drama series is told over six serialized episodes and features both British and Swedish cast. Directed by Ole Endresen and Jens Jonsson, it has been written by Benjamin Harris, Jessica Ruston, Anoo Baghavan, and Ben Schiffer, and produced by Berna Levin, through Yellowbird UK.
The series stars Adam Pålsson as Kurt Wallander, Richard Dillane (Superintendent Hemberg), Leanne Best (Frida Rask), Ellise Chappell (Mona), Yasen Atour (Reza), Charles Mnene (Bash), Jacob Collins-Levy (Karl-Axel Munck), Alan Emrys (Gustav Munck), and Kiza Deen as Mariam.
Watch the teaser trailer for ‘Young Wallander’ below: