Young Wallander's future looks bright despite criticisms.
Young Wallander dropped on Netflix in September and has become the talk of the town, but not for all the good reasons.
The drama series gives a modern take on the popular classic Swedish fictional Inspector Kurt Wallander, reimagining him as a younger guy solving cases in the modern-day.
Viewers and critics alike did not perceive these creative changes quite well.
Does this mean the end of the series? Let's find out!
Despite getting mixed reviews, Young Wallander managed to rise above criticisms and secured a renewal for season 2.
The renewal announcement just came recently (November 6, 2020), putting an end to speculations that Netflix is planning to ax the show for good.
Aside from the renewal announcement, only very little is known regarding the series' upcoming season as of this writing. Don't worry because we will keep you posted for any updates.
Netflix only announced a broad 2021 release date for Young Wallander Season 2.
The show premiered on Netflix on September 3, 2020. Hence season 2 is likely to drop around the same time or in the last quarter of 2021.
As of the moment, we currently have no news as to the production status for season 2. With the world slowly recovering from the pandemic, we're hoping that the production team would no longer experience delays.
The series is based on the novels written by Henning Mankell. Considering the number of Kurt Wallander novels available, source material won't be a problem for the series.
In season one, we saw Kurt Wallander having a rough start with his career in the force. He witnessed 2 horrific murders (a teenager in Malmö and his colleague Hemberg), which traumatized and forced him to quit his job.
Towards the end of season 1, Kurt seemed happy with his decision to leave the Police and spend more time dating Mona.
But if we are to get another season, we're expecting Kurt to return to the Police eventually. For now, we'll just have to wait for an incident that will bring him back to duty.
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The series has been riddled with plenty of criticisms since its release on Netflix. Young Wallander mostly received criticisms because of its lack of Swedish actors.
Apart from Adam Pålsson, who plays the younger Kurt Wallander and is the only Swedish actor in the series, the rest of the cast speaks English with a London accent.
The series' filming location also draws the ire of some of the viewers. Instead of filming in Sweden, the production took place in Lithuania.
Nothing has been confirmed yet, but major cast members are likely to reprise their roles if we are to continue the series' narrative to season 2.
Young Wallander's main cast members include Adam Pålsson as Kurt Wallander, Leanne Best as Frida Rask, Ellise Chappell as Mona, Yasen Atour as Reza Al-Rahman, Charles Mnene as Bashir "Bash," Jacob Collins-Levy as Karl-Axel Munck, Alan Emrys as Gustav Munck, and Kiza Deen as Mariam.
After the death of Richard Dillane's character (Superintendent Josef Hemberg) in season 1, the only way for the actor to return is through flashbacks.
While waiting for further updates on the upcoming season, we'll leave you with Young Wallander season one trailer. Netflix often drop trailers a month leading to a show's release, which means we'll have to wait till next year to see the season 2 trailer.
In the meantime, you may stream Young Wallander season 1's complete episodes on Netflix.