BBC One has announced production is set to begin on a final three-part series of the Sir Kenneth Branagh-led detective drama “Wallander”.
Filming will commence shortly on a trilogy of 90-minute episodes which will adapt the two remaining works by Henning Mankell featuring the character.
The first will be based on the 1993 novel “The White Lioness” which James Dormer (“Spooks”) is adapting. The other two will be a two-part adaptation of Mankell’s final novel “The Troubled Man” which Peter Harness (“Doctor Who”) will adapt.
In a statement, Branagh says: “I always approach each series of Wallander with anticipation and excitement, but this last series of films contain some of the greatest challenges the character has ever faced. It’s a privilege to try to meet them, and I look forward to a great Swedish Autumn working on Henning Mankell’s masterly creation.”
Branagh has played the role in nine TV movies so far starting in 2008. His co-star in the first two seasons, Tom Hiddleston, ended up re-teaming with Branagh on the first “Thor” film.
Source: Digital Spy