After a mixed start to life on Netflix, there are many fans worried about the future of Young Wallander. Netflix has yet to renew the crime-drama, and with the forecast cloudy at best, could we see an early departure for the young detective? We’ll be keeping track of all of the Young Wallander season 2 news, including the series renewal status and release date.
Young Wallander is a Netflix Original crime-drama series based on Henning Mankell’s beloved fictional inspector Kurt Wallander. Unlike its predecessors, Young Wallander takes place in the modern-day in contemporary Sweden and chronicles the beginning of Kurt Wallander’s career.
Young Wallander Season 2 Netflix Renewal Status
Official Netflix Renewal Status: Pending (Last Updated: 07/09/2020)
At the time of writing Young Wallander has only been available to stream on Netflix for less than a week. As such, it’s still too early to know if Netflix will be renewing the crime-drama for a second season.
It can take Netflix several weeks to several months to announce the future of an Original, and Young Wallander is no exception.
Many factors go into the renewal of an Original, but in the end, it simply comes down to does the cost of production outweigh the total number of viewers.
Does Young Wallander need a second season?
Taking into consideration the number of Kurt Wallander novels, the Netflix series could easily expand beyond a second season.
But the career of Kurt Wallander was off to an extremely shaky start. Witnessing two horrific murders, a teenager in Malmö and that of his colleague Hemberg, Kurt has been scarred by his short time on the force and quit his job.
By the season’s end Kurt appeared to be content with leaving the Police, and is happy to be dating Mona.
It can be expected of Kurt to return to the Police eventually, but what drives him back has yet to be revealed. A grizzly case close to home, or a personal vendetta may drive him back to his old job.
Don’t know what I love more: Young Wallander or these behind-the-scenes photos from Young Wallander. pic.twitter.com/GiuqFNe9UP
— Netflix Nordic (@NetflixNordic) September 6, 2020
Has the Young Wallander been well received?
The series has been faced with plenty of criticism since its release and has split the opinion of subscribers and critics alike.
One of the largest criticisms of Young Wallander is the lack of Swedish actors. Adam Pålsson, who portrays the younger Kurt Wallander, is the only native Swede in the series, and it shows. With fellow cast members using English, and predominantly London accents, Pålsson sticks out like a sore thumb.
Further criticisms the series faced is where it was filmed. Rather than taking the production to Sweden, filming took place in Lithuania instead.
Take an iconic Swedish detective in his 60s, lop 40 years off him, relocate him to a British police show that's worse than a parody of The Bill, then move *that* entire show back to Sweden (except it's Lithuania) – then marvel at what a catastrophe it is… #YoungWallander
— Marian Keyes (@MarianKeyes) September 5, 2020
When is the Young Wallander second season release date?
Young Wallander’s second season release date is dictated by Netflix and how long it takes for the series to be renewed.
Not to mention with the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, there’s every chance that filming in Lithuania (where the series was filmed), could be delayed.
At the very least, if Netflix renews Young Wallander, we could see the series return by the end of 2021 or early 2022.
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