About the Show

2009

Sir Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn, Henry V, Hamlet), screenwriter, director, and one of the UK’s most remarkable actors, portrays the soul-searching Swedish cop Inspector Kurt Wallander in Wallander, based on the international bestsellers by father of the Nordic Noir genre, Henning Mankell. At odds with his family, friends, and fellow police, Wallander is in his element with serial killers and psychopaths, tracking them across the seaside town of Ystad and the stark farm country of southern Sweden.

Kenneth Branagh returns to his remarkable Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated role as the soul-searching Swedish cop in Wallander III, with three gripping new Kurt Wallander cases based on the character created by bestselling novelist and father of the Nordic noir craze, Henning Mankell.

In “An Event in Autumn” (September 9), “The Dogs of Riga” (September 16) and “Before the Frost” (September 23), the somber inspector’s hard-won and fragile new hope is put to the test when the most brutal of crimes — and his own demons — are unearthed. But you’ve got to give the emotionally uneasy cop credit for even trying.

Branagh is reunited with Sarah Smart (Wuthering Heights) as detective Anne-Britt Hoglund and Jeany Spark (Tess of the d’Urbervilles) as his long-suffering daughter Linda, and joined by guest star Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė (Prime Suspect 6).

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