More Inspector Wallander on BBC One in 2010

by Peter

Kenneth Branagh in Wallander

It is interesting to notice the role played by  literature in the world. The Swedish Embassy in London has recently become an important source for literary news about Swedish crime fiction writers. Good job guys! That’s the way it should be!

I guess it reflects both the fact that crime fiction now is a huge business and that fact that the success of Swedish crime fiction writers like Henning Mankell, Hakan Nesser, Stieg LarssonAke Edwardson and the rest is a source of pride for Sweden. As it should be, of course.

Oh well, what I wanted to say was that it is nice to see Kenneth Branagh returning with three more episodes of Henning Mankells stories on BBC One. Hopefully we will get them in a not too distant future over here on the other side of the Atlantic as well. I really enjoyed the previous episodes a lot (if you are interested in other Scandinavian crime fiction movies as well, check our overview here).

The BAFTA award winning series starring Kenneth Branagh as the Swedish detective, returns to BBC One for 3 feature length investigations, starting with Faceless Killers on 3 January 2010.

‘I’m delighted to be back in Kurt Wallander’s shoes for three further adaptations,’ says Kenneth Branagh. ‘The character´s story becomes ever more complex in these next films. The entire team relished the privilege of bringing them to the screen for an audience who proved so loyal last time out.’Faceless Killers, The Man Who Smiled and The Fifth Woman were shot on location in Ystad, Southern Sweden during 2009.

The Wallander stories are based on the best selling novels by Henning Mankell which have sold more than 25 million copies across the globe.

I am envious of the guys who can tune in to BBC One!

PS: See also our reviews of the original Swedish Wallander movies on DVD!

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