Netflix has announced a number of new cast members for the return of their crime series “Young Wallander”. The show premiered in September 2020 and is an origin story for the popular Wallander character from the series of the same name based on Henning Mankell’s series of novels. Adam Pålsson (Moscow Noir, Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves) will return as Kurt Wallander, alongside Leanne Best (Black Mirror), Ellise Chappell (Poldark) and Yasen Atour (The Witcher: Season 2). The show will return in 2022.
The new cast includes:
- Tomiwa Edun (Merlin) as Superintendent Samuel Osei
- Lisa Hammond (EastEnders) as Roberta Modin
- Josef Davies (The King)
- Lewis Mackinnon (Doctors)
- Kim Adis (Get Even)
You can see some first look images below as well as the synopsis for season 2 – warning: contains spoilers for season 1!
The English language drama is told over six new serialized episodes. Set in contemporary Sweden, Kurt Wallander is found adrift and uncertain of the future following his exit from the police force. An opportunity to re-join the Major Crimes Unit arises when a new Superintendent, Samuel Osei, takes on the leadership. Wallander accepts the offer and is tasked with what seems to be a straightforward case: a hit-and-run outside a nightclub.
However, when the victim is found to be connected to an infamous murder case handled by Frida Rask eight years ago, Wallander quickly suspects that there is more to this incident than meets the eye. Determined to uncover the truth, he refuses to back off – even when the investigation leads him to the door of those who could end his career in a heartbeat.
Season 1 Trailer: