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THOSE WHO KILL revived by Viaplay

The Danish crime series Those Who Kill has been revived by the Scandinavian streaming service Viaplay.

The series originally ran for one season back in 2011 and was cancelled, but now Viaplay has brought it back with a new season.

In the first season, we followed a fictitious unit within the Copenhagen Police that specialises in investigating serial murders. The series aired as five two-part stories, but has aired as feature-length episodes in other countries. A separate feature film that concludes the first season premiered in Danish cinemas in 2012.

The original starred Laura Bach, Jakob Cedergren, Lars Mikkelsen, Lærke Winther Andersen, Frederik Meldal Nørgaard and Iben Dorner.

The first season was remade in the U.S in Pittsburgh, but suffered from poor critic reviews. A&E pulled the series after poor ratings plunged in episode two and it was then moved to the Lifetime Movie Network, where it was not renewed for a second season.

The second season that will be made in Denmark will have a continuous crime story across eight episodes and will explore why criminals commit crimes. It follows a detective, played by Kenneth M. Christensen, and a psychologist, placed by Natalie Madueño, as they try to decipher and understand small yet crucial details in the hunt for a serial killer.

Based on an original idea by Elsebeth Egholm, the first season originally aired as five two-part stories and concluded with the feature film Fortidens skygge. However, season two will be a single continuous crime story across eight episodes that delves into the darkest of human minds in a case described as a ‘whydunnit’ rather than a ‘whodunnit’.

Season two of Those Who Kill will premiere on Viaplay in early 2019, and no international release date has been announced.
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.