Watched the first episode of The Legacy today, looks good.
A new four-part Wallander, "Faceless Killers", starts on BBC 4 on Boxing Day with a double bill, continuing New Years Day.
Though the Wallander is hardly new. It's one of the original SVT adaptations starring Rolf Lassgård, which pre-date the Krister Henriksson TV4 and Kenneth Branagh BBC series. It was made nearly 20 years ago.
Didn't really do a lot for me when I watched it on SVT. May be a bit home grown to travel.
It's a pity that the original "Real Humans" hasn't been picked up because of the Kudos re-make. Hopefully someone will pick up "Blue Eyes" which ran recently on SVT.
I'm surprised that the Fjällbacka Murders, Sandman Murders and the Annika Bengtzon series haven't been picked up by UK broadcasters, or Irene Huss or the Beck series for that matter. They've just started to make a few more Beck films.
A trailer for Israeli drama series Hostages went out between last night's two episodes of Spiral. It's "coming soon" which I assume to mean it will follow Spiral in the Saturday night slot from 21 February. We've been waiting since the BBC announced they'd acquired this in December 2013
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Hostages has appeared on the BBC Four listings as a 2100/2200 double bill on Sat 21st Feb. Looks to be 10 episodes, so presumably will run for 5 weeks if they continue the usually double-billing.
For those who like The Legacy/Arvingerne, series 2 is currently being broadcast on DR in Denmark, so hopefully Sky Arts will pick it up.
Am also hoping that the DR series 1864 pops up on BBC Four soon. Really looking forward to it.
It is a real pity that Kudos are remaking the SVT series Äkta Människor aka Real Humans / Humans - and thus it hasn't really sold internationally. I enjoyed the first series - it was a really different kind of series to the crime and politics stuff we get. Nice to see a sci-fi approach from a non-English speaking broadcaster.