Young Wallander Renewed for a Second Season at Netflix
According to Deadline, Netflix has officially renewed their recently released crime drama prequel Young Wallander for a second season after over two months since the Adam Pålsson-led series had debuted its 6-episode first season in September. Set to return in 2021, Season 2 will now be written by Devils scribe Chris Lunt and Michael A. Walker.
A reimagining of author Henning Mankell’s mystery novels, the new prequel series tells the story of Kurt Wallander in his early 20s which will center around his formative experiences – professional and personal as he takes on his first-ever case. After recently graduating from the police academy, he suddenly witnesses a brutal crime and is pulled into solving it under the wing of superintendent Hemberg.
Young Wallander is starring Adam Pålsson, Richard Dillane, Leanne Best, and Ellise Chappell. Season 1 was directed by Ole Endresen and Jens Jonsson from a script written by Ben Harris. Berna Levin is also producing the series.
Based on Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell’s Kurt Wallander novel series, the titular protagonist has appeared in eleven novels including 1997’s Faceless Killers, 2000’s The Fifth Woman, and 2011’s The Troubled Man which were all translated to the English language. The novel series was first adapted into a Swedish TV series titled Wallander which ran and was later on-air for three seasons from 2005-2013. It was then later adapted by BBC One which starred Kenneth Branagh as the titular police inspector and lasted for four seasons from 2008-2016.