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The Killing, Borgen and up next… Those Who Kill

Yes, we have more Danish crime/thriller TV coming!  Thanks to a tip-off from @Milla64 and a little internet research, I was able to find an article on the Radio Times site dated 27 Jan.  In that article Paul Jones writes:

As the popularity of Danish TV drama continues, ITV3 is attempting to cash in with the acquisition of Those Who Kill, a crime series by author Elsebeth Egholm.

The success of BBC4 shows The Killing and political drama Borgen (currently airing) suggests the appetite for Danish drama has not diminished, and here to take over where Sarah Lund left off – ITV3 will be hoping – is Inspector Katrina Ries Jensen, played by Laura Bach.

Read the rest of the article here.

And those who were disappointed to lose Troels Hartmann after series one of The Killing will be pleased to know that Lars Mikkelsen appears in Those Who Kill playing a policeman.

Amazon’s entry for the Blu-ray DVD of the series provides the following synopsis:

Those Who Kill is a new high-end Danish crime series.  Focusing on why the killer kills, rather than puzzling over who he could be, gives the films a distinctive psychological dimension.  They become a series of ‘whydunnit’ stories, getting under the skin of our perpetrators, and attempting to map and describe their psychology and their fantasies.  In this way, the films acquire an added dimension to the classic ‘whodunnit’ detective story.

The Radio Times does not give airing dates at this time, but @Milla64 thinks it is to start on 16 February.  I will keep you posted.

You may see another familiar face in this series too.  Look out for Carsten Bjørnlund  from The Killing 2’s famous shower scene.  His face is on the left, if you studied it closely enough at the time…

And we now have a trailer to view. Click here.

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15 comments on “The Killing, Borgen and up next… Those Who Kill

  1. Maxine
    January 28, 2012

    ooh yes please, keep us posted, I’ve been missing Troels! Thanks for all the info, the author (Egholm) is one who Dorte recommends as being very good though only one of her books has been translated into English and so far is only available in Australia!

    • crimeficreader
      January 28, 2012

      Thanks Maxine for the info on the book!

  2. Babs (dumphimlove)
    January 28, 2012

    If its the same calibre of The Killing and Borgen then bring it on! 🙂

  3. Mary Mayfield
    January 29, 2012

    I’m just sad that British TV can’t turn up anything of this quality. Above Suspicion seemed so lame in comparison to The Killing.

    • crimeficreader
      January 29, 2012

      Mary, I don’t watch that one. It’s never appealed to me for some reason.

  4. Lauren
    January 29, 2012

    As I mentioned in a comment to the next post, I’ve seen this (German TV is pretty good about screening Scandinavian crime – I’d been wondering about missing Borgen, but it starts here this week). It’s good, but pretty grim…I’m starting to wonder about the mental state of those living to the north of me!

    But Lars Mikkelsen is excellent. Laura Bach’s character irritates me, though it does all work. (Her character reminds me a little of Roz in Spooks, if anyone watched that, and I’m not sure that’s entirely a good thing.)

    • crimeficreader
      January 29, 2012

      Thanks Lauren! You are quite lucky. Which part of Germany are you in?

      • Lauren
        January 29, 2012

        Lower Saxony, on the edge of East Friesland and not that far from the Dutch border. (Also known as “Flat as a Pancake” by anyone who visits me!)

        German television has a terrible reputation, and the fact that they dub everything is grating, but there’s a surprising amount of good crime, both local and imported.

  5. DJ´s krimiblog
    January 29, 2012

    As usual I read a book while my husband watched TV, but I´d say that people who enjoyed The Killing will also love this one. Great actors, lots of action and an Asperger protagonist 🙂

    • Lauren
      January 29, 2012

      Her or him 😉

      • Lauren
        January 29, 2012

        I should probably clarify for everyone else by saying that social skills are not a strong point of many of the characters in this series!

        • DJ´s krimiblog
          January 29, 2012

          Well, let´s call her an Autist, him an Asperger then 😉

  6. David Albrow
    February 25, 2012

    Well done ITV 3 for the excellent “Those who Kill”. A great pity that a second series was not commissioned.

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