In three gripping new episodes, Kenneth Branagh returns to his Emmy-nominated role as the soul-searching Swedish detective created by best-selling novelist Henning Mankell. Alan Cumming hosts.
Sunday, September 9 at 9:00 p.m. Wallander - An Event in Autumn
A pregnant woman leaps to her death from the side of a ferry. Or was she pushed? The routine case barely disturbs Wallander’s newly blissful life with Vanja (Saskia Reeves, “Page Eight”). But the happy couple discovers the decade-old corpse of a murdered woman on their property. With Wallander’s work now getting too close to home, he follows the leads of two investigations that become increasingly entangled. On top of it, tragedy strikes one of his colleagues and Wallander blames himself — with good reason.
Sunday, September 16 at 9:00 p.m. Wallander - Dogs of Riga
A raft adrift in Swedish waters holds a grisly cargo: two dead Latvians who have been horribly tortured. Arriving to investigate from Riga, Latvia’s capital, is an enigmatic police major. He reports back to headquarters and then disappears. After learning of the major’s death, Wallander goes to Riga and meets his widow, Kristina (Rebekah Staton, “Tess of the D’Urbervilles”). Together, they become embroiled in a desperate search for files that may document high-level corruption that threatens to make Wallander and Kristina the next torture victims — and corpses.
Sunday, September 23 at 9:00 p.m. Wallander - Before the Frost
An escapee from a psychiatric hospital sets fire to a flock of geese and then incinerates a passing hiker. And he’s far from finished. While investigating, Wallander is unexpectedly visited by Anna, an old friend of his estranged daughter, Linda (Jeany Spark, “Sherlock”). Then Anna disappears. As more arson attacks occur, it appears that Anna may be connected and that Wallander must reconcile with Linda and join forces to find Anna at all costs. Father-daughter concord is hardly helped by Linda’s memory that her dad once had an affair with Anna’s mother.