Will this Nordic web series live to tell another season? Find out below!
Based on Henning Mankell’s character, a fictional Swedish police inspector, Kurt Wallander, Young Wallander premiered on Netflix on September 3, 2020. However, much to everyone’s surprise, the web drama could not garner wild ratings as opposed to the wild popularity of the character.
The drama received mixed reactions from fans. While some avid fans loved the show, others found Young Wallander not living up to its name.
Since Young Wallander is not even a month old, there still is a long way to go for Netflix to decide on its renewal. It could several months for the streaming giant to green-light the show for another season.
Unless, Young Wallander sees a surge in its viewers miraculously and the ratings shoot through the roof, at the moment, you don’t need a Magic 8 Ball to tell you ‘Outlook not so good’. Not to mention, one also has to accommodate the repercussions of the pandemic that have stunted the film and television industry.
At the end of the day, for the crime drama to receive a renewal, the total number of viewers has to outweigh the cost of production for the outlook to look good.
One of the biggest criticism the show faced was its lack of Swedish actors in the show despite the character being based in Sweden. Apart from Adam Pålsson in the lead who plays the titular role of a young Kurt Wallander, the rest of the actors of non-Swedish origin.
Playing Superintendent Hemberg is British actor Richard Dillane. Leanne Best plays the role of Frida Rask.
Elise Chappell portrays Mona who plays Kurt Wallander’s love interest in the show. Yasen Stour, Charles Maine, and Liza Deen are cast as Reza, Bash and Mariam respectively.
Jacob Collins-Levy stars as Karl-Axel Munck and Alan Emrys plays Gustav Munck in the crime drama.
Netflix’s rendition of the famous character, unlike its predecessors, follows a young Wallander in the modern-day world, at the beginning of his career.
Since the web drama charts out the early days of Wallander and his rise to become one of the best police inspectors in the Swedish police force, the first season sees a rocky start as the young Wallander is troubled by all the bloodshed around him and eventually decides to quit the police force.
If renewed, Season two will see what changes Kurt’s mind to decide to return to the Police Force.