The Swedish ‘Hunters’ film has been adapted into a television series

The hit Swedish film Hunters from 1996 has been adapted into a new mini-series that will soon be released in Sweden.

The original film is about a Stockholm police detective who returns to his hometown in Norrland to meet up with his brother, now that their parents have passed away. While home, he begins looking into an old case where deer have been poached. He soon discovers that his brother is involved, and things become dangerous.

When Hunters was released in 1996, it had a moderate success. However, the film became hugely popular abroad a decade later when Nordic Noir was starting to become popular, and today the film is often considered one of the first ‘Nordic Noir’ films. It became so successful in the 2000s that they made a sequel, False Trail, in 2011.

The mini-series will follow a similar storyline. In the series, our detective Erik has given up his job in Stockholm and moved home permanently. Now, his nephew Peter is following in his footsteps and training to become a police officer. Erik is drawn into a police investigation when he decides to help local mining contractor Markus protect himself from aggressive environmentalists, but Erik learns that Markus has his own little secret.

Swedish actor Rolf Lassgård will reprise his role as Erik Bäckström. Peter Stormare, who played his brother, is not returning to the series.

Hunters premieres in Sweden on the 14th of September on CMore. It will air on TV4 next year. No international release has been announced.

You can watch the trailer (in Swedish) below.

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.

  1. Rita says:

    Hunters sounds like a good series that would be my taste for intrique. I hope it is bought by MHz or Netflixs for the American audiances.

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