It seems that no one can get enough of Scandinavian detectives these days, so we’re glad to hear that Kenneth Branagh will soon return for a third season of Wallander, the role that earned him last year’s Best Actor BAFTA Award. The feature-length films include The Dogs of Riga and Before the Frost, based on Henning Mankell novels, and an original mystery, An Event in Autumn. This season’s cast also features Lindsay Duncan (The Rise and Fall of Margaret Thatcher), Saskia Reeves (Luther), Donald Sumpter (Game of Thrones) and Jeany Spark (Tess of the D’Urbervilles) as Kurt’s daughter, Linda. Masterpiece has posted premiere dates for Wallander on September 9th, 16th and 23rd, and the DVD release will become available after the season run.
Viewer Alert: The much anticipated second season of Sherlock films starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman will premiere on Masterpiece this Sunday, May 6th, with “A Scandal in Belgravia.” Lara Pulver is not to be missed as “the woman” Irene Adler.