Ronan Bennett, the writer behind Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies,” will write most of the fourth and final series in the Kenneth Branagh-led “Wallander” for the BBC and Left Bank.
The three 90-minute episodes include an adaptation of Henning Mankell’s “The White Lioness” and a two-part adaptation of the very dense “The Troubled Man”. Bennett is slated to handled both parts of ‘Trouble’, it’s unknown as yet who’ll pen the ‘Lioness’ adaptation.
Production is aiming to begin in Summer 2014 for an early 2015 transmission on the BBC and PBS. However, the BBC has not yet formally greenlit the new series.
The multi-BAFTA winning drama, which also starred Tom Hiddleston in the first two series, has consistently pulled in audiences over the nine telemovies to have aired thus far.
Branagh is presently directing Disney’s live-action “Cinderella” feature.