The Hunt for a Killer

The Hunt for a Killer — Swedish crime drama coming to BBC Four

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BBC Four has acquired The Hunt for a Killer, Yellow Bird’s Swedish true crime drama series

Set to transmit later this summer, the series is set in southern Sweden 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. Critically-acclaimed as unique in its genre by the Swedish press, the series is a co-production between Banijay-owned Swedish production company, Yellow Bird, Swedish public broadcaster, SVT, and Film I Skåne.

Chris Stewart, SVP UK & Eire, Banijay Rights, is quoted as saying:

“The Hunt For A Killer has been described as Sweden’s answer to Manhunter, compared with True Detective, and is worthy of the accolades. Brutally authentic and masterfully directed by Mikael Marciman, it’s a true crime drama that’s guaranteed to get under the skin and we can’t wait to share it with the BBC audience.”

You can expect the series on BBC Four sometime over the summer, and read the full BBC announcement for more details. The series stars Anders Beckman, Lotten Roos (Wallander) and Håkan Bengtsson (Wallander). The series runs across six episodes.