The Man Who Died Lands Second Season


Finland’s Elisa Viihde has commissioned a second season of the black comedy series The Man Who Died.

The Man Who Died, starring Jussi Vatanen (Fallen Leaves), is based on Antti Tuomainen’s best-selling story of one man’s hunt for his own killer. The show is co-produced with Media Musketeers Studios, which is also distributing, and Sophisticated Films.

It is also produced by Helsinki-based ReelMedia Oy with support from Creative Europe Media, Business Finland, the town of Hamina and the South East Finland Film Commission.

The Man Who Died is written by Brendan Foley, with the second season helmed by Samuli Valkama.

Markku Flink, series producer for ReelMedia Oy, said: “It was the open ending of the original novel that made us ponder how far Jaakko would be willing to go if he got a second chance. Doesn’t this cross everyone’s mind time to time? So, it took off after the first brainstorming session with Antti and Brendan and the second series was born. We are delighted to be working with all our co-producers to bring this wonderful show to life.”

Chris Law, of Media Musketeers Studios, added, “We are delighted to be co-producing this fabulous show and excited to bring Antti Tuomainen’s beloved, dark-yet-charming take on Nordic noir to audiences around the world. We are pleased to announce that series one will soon be released on AMC Networks streamer Acorn TV in the U.S. and Canada, and we look forward to announcing further international sales of The Man Who Died very soon.”