Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn, Henry V, Hamlet), one of the world's most remarkable actors, portrays Inspector Kurt Wallander in Wallander, based on the novels of Henning Mankell.
The stirring detective series comes to an end in in 2016 as MASTERPIECE Mystery! charts the final exploits of the brooding Swede in three nail-biting concluding episodes, on Wallander: The Final Season, airing Sundays, May 8-22, 2016 at 9pm ET on PBS.
From Wallander's first season on MASTERPIECE in 2009, the protagonist's days have always seemed numbered. Dealing with northern Europe's most violent and deranged criminals, Wallander also battles personal demons and appalling health habits, which led him to be diagnosed with diabetes. Now, as he starts to lose his memory, his greatest fear is that he is succumbing to the same disease that felled his father: Alzheimer's. Branagh's portrayal of this terrifying struggle is a hearbreaking performance.
Returning with Branagh in the Final Season are longtime ensemble members Jeany Spark (Da Vinci's Demons) as Wallander's daughter, Linda, now married and a mother, bringing a ray of light to her detective dad, who makes a very doting grandfather; and Richard McCabe (Indian Summers) as the gloomy but good-hearted forensic pathologist, Sven Myberg.
Introduced last season and back for this is Ingeborga Dapkunaite (Prime Suspect 6) as Baiba Liepa, a beautiful Latvian musician and police widow. And MASTEREPIECE's Downton Abbey fans will recognize a new cast member, Harry Hadden-Paton (Edith's gentleman friend in Season 6), who play Linda's workaholic husband, Hans.