The premiere for Wallander‘s fourth and final season aired last night, and star Kenneth Branagh recently said goodbye to the character in a Radio Times article and a few PBS videos.
Based on the books by Henning Mankell, the UK series centers on a philosophical Swedish detective (Branagh). Sarah Smart, Richard McCabe, and Jeany Spark also star.
In his Radio Times article, Branagh discusses the legacy of the TV series and his relationship with the recently passed Mankell:
We made 12 television films from his books and talked regularly (aside from my father, he was the only person who ever called me Kenneth, not Ken). The last time I saw him was seven years later in 2014, once again we were having dinner, our Wallander was coming to an end, we were both a little sad about it, and more importantly he was living with cancer.”
The fourth and final season of Wallander continues on the BBC and on PBS (in the United States) through June 5th.
Watch Branagh say goodbye below:
What do you think? Do you watch Wallander? Are you sad to see it end?
So sad to see this series end and also Young Wallander
Yes, Wallander will be missed. PBS gives us wonderful entertainment.
I have seen and enjoyed, immensley, every episode of Wallander. I was so excited to see it return this year and, then, deflated when I learned it would be the series finale. Sometimes, you just get lucky and come across a story/series that grabs your attention and holds on to it for however ling you are included. Thanks for all of this and Wallander will be missed. Thank goodness for streaming.
I was emotionally distraught at the series end. He was such a great character and I find it so sad that he is left in this broken state.
I have really loved this series. We don’t get a lot of Scandinavian detective mysteries/thrillers in the USA, and this one was very refreshing!