Young Wallander Season 3: Is it renewed or canceled?

Young Wallander Season 3
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Young Wallander is a television drama series based on Swedish writer, Hanning Mankell’s fictional Inspector Kurt Wallander. The drama’s first season premiered on September 3, 2020, on Netflix.

Young Wallander Season 1 revolves around the young and fresher inspector Wallander solving his first case and further focuses on challenges faced by him both in his professional and personal life.

Irrespective of the poor response for Season1, the Season 2 of Young Wallander was released on Netflix on February 17, 2022.

Young Wallander Season 3
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*Spoilers Ahead*

In Season 1 we witnessed Wallander’s future becoming a little uncertain, professionally. But, in Season 2 he got a chance to re-join the Major Crimes Unit. Wallander accepts the offer in a blink of an eye and is instantly assigned to what seems a simple hit and run case. 

Eventually, it is found out that the accident’s victim – Elias Fagar, is connected to an eight-year-old murder case handled by, Frida Rask. Wallander suspects something fishy and decides to investigate further.

Young Wallander Season 3
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While the death looks to be the result of drunk driving, it is later revealed to be a case of cold-blooded murder. In this season we travel back in time when Frida accused Elias and his brother of murdering Jurgen Moberg, their swimming coach.

Wallander eventually discovers that Amelia Holmgren, the daughter of Edwin Holmgren and a classmate of Elias’s, is the killer of Moberg. Soren is the one who forces the truth out of Amelia, by holding a knife at her throat. 

Now all this make people wonder whether there’s Young Wallander Season 3 in the pipeline or not.

Young Wallander Season 3 Release Date

The second season has received good responses from both the audiences and critics. Though not enough to be sure if the series will be renewed for another season. But, given the moderate popularity of the character, anything can be expected and we may see Young Wallander Season 3

It’s not even been a month since the release of Young Wallander Season 2, so we can still have hopes for a renewal announcement anytime soon, if at all happens.

Young Wallander Season 3
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What will happen in Young Wallander Season 3?

Season 2 more or less did not leave us on any cliffhangers as far as the case was concerned. A possible third season may delve into the tiny plotholes or a new case altogether.

We can expect to see more about Mona and Kurt’s relationship. We just know that as of now they are broken up. We might also see Osei and Frida Rusk’s romance, reignite, as hinted at in the Season 2 finale.

Osei and Kurt might also work on their differences. We might also learn a little more about Reza and Kurt’s friendship. Reza has been enraged and resentful of Kurt throughout the second season, likely due to an inferiority issue. Despite the fact that the second season resolves the issue towards the end, it does not provide an explanation for Reza’s panic attacks.

Young Wallander Season 3
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Young Wallander Season 3 Expected Cast

Almost the entire main cast survives by the end of Season 2, hence, we can expect to see all of them in Young Wallander Season 3 – if there is one at all.

Adam Pålsson will obviously return as Young Wallander. This is Pålsson’s best-known role so far, but some may also recognize him via Moscow Noir, Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves, and The Bridge.

We also expect to see Leanne Best back as Frida Rask, Ellise Chappell as Mona, Yasen Atour as Reza Al-Rahman, and Tomiwa Edun as Samuel Osei.

So, if you want to hear more on Young Wallander Season 3, keep your eyes hooked for all the latest announcements.