Those Who Kill renewed for season 2

Photo: NENT group

Exciting news for fans of BBC Four’s recent Danish crime drama Darkness: Those Who Kill as Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic region’s leading streaming company, has commissioned a new season of its hit series. Depending on how you want to count this is either season 2 of the new rebooted series or season 3 if you want to count the 2011 series as one and the same – we’ll go with the former. The previous season is one of the most viewed original series on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service in 2019. The new season of ‘Those Who Kill’ will be produced by Miso Film and premiere exclusively on Viaplay across the Nordic region in early 2021.

Psychological profiler Louise Bergstein (Natalie Madueño) is contacted by Alice, a terminally ill family friend desperate to find the murderer of her 18-year-old son, one of three young men killed in Denmark in recent months. Louise soon uncovers a pattern in the horrifying events, but not her personal connection to the killer, who is more intelligent and manipulative than she could ever have imagined.

The new season of ‘Those Who Kill’ (Danish title: ‘Den som Dræber’) is written by Ina Bruhn (‘Occupied’) with Per Daumiller, Tine Krull Petersen and Bo Hr. Hansen, and directed by Jonas Alexander Arnby. The production is supported by the FilmFyn regional film fund and filming will start in early 2020 in Odense. The eight episode series will be distributed internationally by Fremantle.

Filippa Wallestam, NENT Group Chief Content Officer: “It’s almost impossible to look away when watching ‘Those Who Kill’ – even if you sometimes want to. This unsettling but thrilling series has raised the bar for Nordic crime drama with production values, scripting and performances of the highest class. It has topped the Viaplay charts and been sold to major international broadcasters. I can’t wait to see the next chapter of this compelling series, which plumbs the darkest depths of the human psyche while taking the genre to a whole new level.”

This news was initially spotted in via Mattias Bergvist (@bergqvist_m) on twitter.

No mention in the NENT press release of whether Kenneth M. Christensen will reprise his role as Jan Michelsen in the new season or if Louise will have a new team/partner to work with.

News on if and when BBC Four will air the series when we have it but obviously with the series not due in Scandinavia until 2021 it will be a while before we know more.


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