Airing October 3, 10 & 17, 2010 on PBS Check local listings
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Swedish cop Kurt Wallander is back on the beat in the award-winning role created by Kenneth Branagh (Valkyrie, Henry V, Hamlet) and based on the international bestsellers by 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 stark farm country of southern Sweden.
Episodes of Wallander: Series II
October 3, 2010
The brutal murder of an elderly couple sparks a wave of revenge attacks against migrant laborers. Tracking the killers, Wallander has a deadly encounter.
October 10, 2010
The Man Who Smiled
A suspicious car accident and a friend's suicide lead Wallander into an international conspiracy that threatens countless innocent lives. He is helped by a disgraced former colleague.
October 17, 2010
The Fifth Woman
A wave of torture killings targets successful older men who have a dark past. While solving this puzzle, Wallander faces the ultimate test with his dying father.
The cast and crew on a second season, and being well-oiled in the ways of Wallander.
Kenneth Branagh Video Interview
The Wallander star on revisiting the complex character of Kurt Wallander.
Meet the Australian singer/songwriter behind the haunting Wallander theme and hear an acoustic version of it.
Henning Mankell Video Q&A
The Wallander novelist on the origins of his iconic detective, Kenneth Branagh and what's next for Wallander.
Scandinavian Crime Lit
Professor Linda Rugg takes you inside the compelling and popular world of authors Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson and more.