Before We Die recommissioned for second series

Good news. Barely had the first series of Before We Die finished on Channel 4, confirmation has come from Sweden that a second series has been greenlit and work on it has begun. It has been a year since the first series ended in Sweden so there has been some anticipation for this piece of news.

Head of drama at SVT, Anna Croneman, has confirmed to Expressen that filming will begin in September and broadcasting in Sweden is planned for autumn of next year. This time the series is co-produced with streaming service Viaplay.

So, who will be back? Marie Richardsson and Adam Pålsson as mother and son, Hanna and Christian, are in – a basic requirement for a second series, one would think. Magnus Krepper (who just appeared in Danish drama Liberty, an export waiting to happen and well worth the watch) will revisit his role as Organised Crime Unit detective Björn. Rickard Forsgren is hunted leak Magnus and Sandra Redlaff returns as Blanka. Unfortunately, there’s no mention of Malgorzata Pieczynska who played Dubravka but that is hopefully just an oversight. It would be an absolute shame if the new Mimica boss didn’t make it to series two. And let’s be honest, it’s not as if they’ve very many members left to squander in the interim after Davor, Zvonomir, Stefan and Majmun all failed to make it to the end of series one alive. We simply need the matriarch to be in charge. There is also no mention of any bikers, so we’ll have to wait and see if Andy’s speculation about Monika (Rebecka Hemse) could materialise, where she would come back to take on Dubravka in some way over the strongly encouraged suicide of her husband and Mobster president Petter.

What of the plot? Well, not much is revealed at this stage, of course, but when the series begins Hanna is said to be hot on the trail of the leak and Christian is suddenly back in town. Marie Richardsson, who has read the synopsis is quoted as saying: “It’s excellent and exciting. No-one will be disappointed.”

Having just relived the first instalment through Andy’s reviews here on the site, I’m looking forward to seeing more of Before We Die (Innan vi dör).

Charlotte Carling

For all our reviews of Before We Die, go here

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Andy D says:

    Hot news Charlotte! Will be intrigued to see how they develop it for a second season.


    1. Charlotte Carling says:

      I’m rather curious about how much time will have passed and what condition the Mimica family and business will be in when Before We Die return to our screens. We’re in for a bit of a wait though.


      1. Andy D says:

        For continuity I think they will keep it close to the timeline of the original. It would be a shame to disregard the Mimica story, but it might be a whole new case where Christian is undercover elsewhere.


      2. Charlotte Carling says:

        Hej Andy, it occurred to me that you might like the Easy Money trilogy. More Stockholm gangsters and quite a few quality actors. Unfortunately I’ve left it a little late to recommend it as the first film is only available on iPlayer until the very early hours of Saturday (the others one and two days extra). Still, if you have the time and inclination they are worth a look.


  2. Sonia says:

    This series, is one of the best ive seen in a long, long time. I spent hours on end watching the episodes one after another as its that exciting and thrilling. I usually lose interest very quickly if the series are crap, but this one is truly amazing. Ive only seen the first two seasons on sky and im looking forward to watch many more. All actors and actresses are amazing. However pls always keep the mimicas family, Christian, hanna and bjorn, they make such a great team, as for the the mimicas… well, dont you just love a good bady??!! Lol


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