This choice of setting the series in the modern day has been criticized in a number of reviews. YoungWallander is a young, edgy, and modern series that sees Henning Mandell’s iconic detective Kurt Hollander investigate his gripping first case.
YoungWallander premiered on Netflix to mixed reviews. There were questions about whether YoungWallander Season 2 would even happen.
At the end of 2020, Netflix confirmed there would be another season of the TV crime drama. Netflix hasn’t released too many details, but we can update this post as more information is revealed.
We’ll keep an eye out closer to the end of the year and share when it is available. There isn’t a synopsis for the season just yet, but we’ll bring that as soon as it’s available.
YoungWallander follows the young years of Kurt Hollander, who after witnessing a horrible murder in his neighborhood is promoted from policeman to detective to begin working on the case. Although YoungWallander remained as true to the source material as possible, it was inevitable for it to make some changes to better fit the narrative, time setting, and more.
Kurt Hollander was created by Swedish author Henning Mandell and made his debut in 1991 in the novel Faceless Killers (Mortar Utah onsite). Hollander appeared in a total of eleven novels, each covering a different case, with the 1999 book The Pyramid (Pyramided) being a collection of short stories.
Along with themes like discrimination, racism, immigration, and more, Mandell’s stories dealt with Wallander’s personal issues, as they always ended up affecting his job. This side of the character was kept in YoungWallander, as the detective more often than not let his feelings decide for him, and it subtly teased his future problems with alcohol in a couple of scenes.
Changing the time setting was important in order to help the audience connect with the character, as Hollander is dealing with problems and themes that viewers are familiar with, one way or another. In YoungWallander, he witnessed the murder of a young Swedish man in his neighborhood, who was chained to a fence and had a grenade in his mouth.
As this happened near his home and one of his neighbors was a suspect, Wallander’s involvement in the case was personal, which some felt was an obstacle and thus he shouldn’t be part of the investigation. In the story of his first case, it’s explained Hollander and Mona had been together for a year, and he was previously dating a woman named Rebecca, who simply left.
Prior to Screen Rant, she wrote for Pop Wrapped, 4 Your Excitement (4YE), and D20Crit, where she was also a regular guest at Net freaks podcast. Here is another origin story of a beloved fictional character, close on the heels of the excellently atmospheric Perry Mason.
Swedish author Henning Mandell (1948-2015) wrote 12 books featuring Kurt Hollander, a police inspector in Star, from 1991 (the English translation, Faceless Killers, was published in 1997) to The Troubled Man in 2011. The tenacity and intuition that marks his later work are in play here when he refuses to accept the death of a neighbor as a simple case of suicide.
The story acts as a precursor to his struggles with maintaining a work-life balance, his fraught relationship with his painter father (who paints the same scene an astonishing 7000 times) and his girlfriend Mona, who would later become his wife. Unlike say Sherlock or Elementary where the consulting detective has been pulled out of the fog-enwreathed Victorian world of hansom cabs to the present day, modern technology or problems do not add anything to the narrative.
Season: 1 Episodes: 6 Run time: 41-52 minutes Creator: Ben Harris Starring: Adam Passion, Richard Village, Leanne Best, Ellis Chappell, Yaren Tour, Charles Men, Jacob Collins-Levy, Alan Emmys, KIA Been Storyline: An origin story for our favorite Swedish detective At a time when technology is evolving at a breathtaking pace, Alex Rider (the books are set fairly recently in the 2000s), showed how to update seamlessly.
Cast-wise Adam Passion makes for a buff Hollander before junk food and diabetes wrecked his body and Ellis Chappell is pretty as Mona. Charles Men as gang-leader Bash, Jacob Collins-Levy as slimy rich guy Karl-Axel Munch and Alan Emmys as his brother, Gustav, do what they can with their sketchily written parts.
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In a bold and original new story set in contemporary Sweden, YoungWallander sees Henning Mandell's iconic detective Kurt Hollander investigate his gripping first case. Netflix has launched a new detective series featuring the early adventures of fictional Swedish policeman Kurt Hollander.
Mystery fans will recognize Hollander as the creation of Swedish author Henning Mandell, who passed away in 2015. The Netflix original series, which premiered September 3, explores Wallander’s life as a recently graduated police officer, before the events portrayed in Mandell’s books.
Branch portrays Mandell’s world-weary police inspector, who immerses himself in each case, even at the expense of his health and family life. Kurt Hollander fans may also enjoy the original Swedish TV series that aired from 2005 to 2013, starring Kristen Eriksson.
Branch opened up to press, including Digital Spy, back in 2016 about the end of the BBC series, predicting (now correctly) that it would not be the last we saw of the detective. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses.
The filming of YoungWallander, an upcoming Netflix Original series, started in Vilnius, Lithuania at the end of this August. The Lithuanian capital is to be reimagined as the Swedish city of Malmö, where the protagonist, detective Kurt Hollander, lived.
The story of Kurt Hollander is set in contemporary Sweden, where now-iconic detective character, a recently graduated police officer at the time of the narrative, works his first case while struggling to overcome both personal and professional challenges. With its huge cinematic potential and diversity of settings and landscapes, the city acts as a perfect backdrop for the Swedish-set narrative.
Offering an abundance of compelling locations, from moody and dark alleys and disused prisons to shining trendy restaurants, it provides the wide-ranging look and feel the creators of the series were after. Per usual, visitors in the Lithuanian capital are dazzled by its historical Old Town streets and architecture, but the YoungWallander will showcase another side of the city, as it will be set in one of the residential neighborhoods, Seeking, built in the late 1970s by the Soviet regime.
We are really pleased that Vilnius city’s diverse nature is capable of providing a backdrop for another hero’s story, as is the case with YoungWallander, which will be filmed in the residential district of Seeking.” Seeking district, apparently, has it all: the buildings are incredibly cinematic, with numerous shooting angles and creative options.