Kenneth Branagh's 'Wallander' to Return For Final Series On BBC One

Digital Spy, 8 October 2014
By Morgan Jeffery
**Thanks Jane

BBC One has officially ordered a final, three-part series of 'Wallander'.

Filming will commence shortly on a new trilogy of 90-minute episodes, starring Sir Kenneth Branagh as Inspector Kurt Wallander.

As previously rumored, the first TV film is based on Henning Mankell's 1993 novel 'The White Lioness' and has been adapted for the screen by James Dormer (Spooks).

The following installments will comprise a two-part adaptation of Mankell's last Wallander novel, 'The Troubled Man', by Doctor Who's Peter Harness.

Branagh said: "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."

Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning, added: "It is only right that we bring the final chapter of the brilliant and ground-breaking Wallander to BBC One which is set to be a dark, thrilling and emotional finale.

"Thanks to the incredible cast and production for bringing four series of this genre shaping drama to our BBC audience."

'Wallander' has aired three series - a total of nine 90-minute films - since it began in 2008, earning multiple BAFTA Awards, plus Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.

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