NORDIC NOIR BBC Four acquires Swedish series The Hunt For A Killer

BBC Four has acquired Swedish series, The Hunt For A Killer (Jakten på en mördare), based on a real-life crime.

Set to transmit later this summer, the six-part series is set in the Swedish region of Skåne in the late 1980s and revolves around the real-life disappearance and subsequent murder of a 10 year-old girl. It follows the 16-year investigation into the murder and the determination of the local police force to solve the case.

Sue Deeks, Head of Programme Acquisition, BBC, says: “‘The Hunt For A Killer is a chilling, authentic and evocative true crime drama that BBC viewers will find completely absorbing.”

Based on a book by Tobias Barkman, it stars Per-Åke Åkesson.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Halebank Pat says:

    Will look forward to that 😊


  2. Charlotte Carling says:

    One of the things I really like about this series is that they are primarily using actors that haven’t been in big TV dramas before. It can be an advantage when it comes to true crime, I think.


    1. Seija says:

      CC, that is so true. It had a sort of homemade quality to it, which made it almost seem like a documentary.

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      1. Charlotte Carling says:

        Exactly. Not as slick as the usual dramas, but more rough and with sparse dialogue a lot of the time. The sets also felt spot on. Plenty of run down houses in the country side and the small towns. No fancy minimalistic design, but real, lived in, messy and outdated interiors.


  3. magster007 says:

    -Does anyone know when bbc 4 will air
    The Hunt for a killer?
    —More importantly I have been waiting and waiting to watch the fourth installment of the department Q series, journal 64. Maybe I’m not looking carefully enough but I can’t find it out where to stream it??? I Believe it was released in 2018 or 19. HELP


  4. magster007 says:

    Ok. No answer😩


    1. Charlotte Carling says:

      BBC Four has started running the trailer for The Hunt for a Killer so it shouldn’t be too long now.
      With the amount of time that has passed since Journal 64 (The Purity of Vengeance) was released in Denmark you might be better off trying to find a DVD with English subs than waiting for it to be broadcast or available for streaming somewhere. I thought it was a great film. Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Fares Fares were very good in their roles opposite each other. I’ve not seen The Marco Effect, but I’m rather curious and a bit sceptical if Ulrich Thomsen and Zaki will have the same chemistry.

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