Netflix Anoints Swedish Actor Adam Pålsson As Young Wallander Alongside Argos Richard Dillane & Black Mirrors Leanne Best

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EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has found its Young Wallander – the SVOD service has cast Swedish actor Adam Pålsson in the role alongside Argos Richard Dillane and Black Mirrors Leanne Best.

Pålsson, who starred in SVT drama Dont Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves as well as The Bridge, takes on the role previously played by Kenneth Branagh in the adaptation of Henning Mankells novels.

The six-part series, which has just started filming, tells the story of detective Kurt Wallanders first case and is produced by Banijay-backed Yellow Bird UK. The story focuses on the formative experiences – professional and personal – faced by Wallander as a recently graduated police officer in his early twenties. It launches on Netflix in 2020.

Pålsson plays Kurt Wallander, Dillane, who also starred in The Dark Knight and Peaky Blinders, plays Superintendent Hemberg and Best, who also starred in Line of Duty and Tin Star, plays Frida Rask.

Ellise Chappell, who starred in Poldark and feature film Yesterday, plays Mona, Yasen Atour, who stars in Small City and Robin Hood plays Reza, Sara Seyed (His Only Son) plays Jasmine, Rezas wife, Charles Mnene, who has starred in The Widow and Misfits, plays Bash, Jacob Collins-Levy, who plays King Henry VII in Starz The White Princess, plays Karl-Axel Munck, Alan Emrys, who features in Johnny English 3, plays Gustav Munck and Kiza Deen (Silent Witness) plays Mariam.

Young Wallander is directed by Ole Endresen and Jens Jonsson and produced by Berna Levin. Screenwriter is Ben Harris. Casting is made by Sophie Holland (The Witcher).

Pålsson said, “I couldnt be more honoured and thrilled to have the opportunity to play the young Kurt Wallander, and to explore the defining events in the life of this complex, driven protagonist, created by the brilliant Henning MankRead More – Source