The season 2 of Young Wallander is not yet approved by Netflix but will likely be announced by end of October/November. The Netflix series is off to a good start based on our indicators and we believe there is a 68% chance it will be renewed for season 2 (see season 2 scorecard below). Young Wallander tells the story of Henning Mankell’s iconic detective Kurt Wallander. The Young Wallander investigates his gripping first cases, focusing on his formative experiences as a graduate police officer in his early twenties.
TVscorecards renewal score: 68% chances for season 2
Official Netflix status: Netflix has not yet officially approved Young Wallander Season 2
Season 2 renewal scorecard
We believe that Young Wallander has a good change of renewal for season 2 based on the following factors. The series was not as big a hit as other Netflix series that launched in August and September such as Away and Teenage Bounty Hunters but still managed to get good traction. While Netflix does not release viewership for most shows, our data analysts used several data points to estimate that over 5 million viewers will watch the new series in the next 12 months.
How long could the series last?
The series is based on a series of best-selling books that indicate the TV show could last up to five seasons, if renewed by Netflix. 5 is the number of stories Mankell wrote that take Young Wallander from his first case in 1969 to 1990, just before the events of the first Wallander book, Faceless Killers. However, the biggest hurdle for the new Netflix TV series is to get renewed for a season 2. We believe that there are good chances it will happen but the series did not perform as well as other series that started in the summer on Netflix including Warriror Nun (already scheduled for season 2), Teenage Bounty Hunters (season 2), or Away (season 2).
Renewal/cancellation Status: Ongoing/Awaiting Decision
TVscorecards user score: 72%
About this show:
The new Netflix original series is based on Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander crime and detective novels. The cast includes Adam Pålsson (Kurt Wallander), Richard Dillane (Superintendent Hemberg), Leanne Best (Frida Rask), Ellise Chappell (Mona) and Yasen Atour (Reza). The series is created by Yellow Bird UK, a Banijay Group company, and the producer of the Swedish Wallander franchise at TV4 as well as the successful BBC series Wallander from 2008.
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