Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has lined up a second season of its Norwegian crime drama Wisting for spring 2021.
Sven Nordin (Valkyrien) will reprise his lead role from season one, which was also a hit on the U.K.’s BBC Four and Sundance Now in the U.S. The new season will launch exclusively on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service across the Nordic and Baltic regions.
The series is based on Jørn Lier Horst’s Wisting books, which have sold over 1.2 million copies in Norway alone and been translated into 30 languages.
Filippa Wallestam, NENT Group’s chief content officer, said: “Detective William Wisting might just be Norway’s most wanted man! The first season was a landmark, both for Viaplay’s position as the home of unique Nordic storytelling and for the entire noir genre, and viewers around the world have demanded a follow-up ever since. Wisting season two will be one of the most anticipated streaming events of spring 2021.”
Added Nordin: “I’m both grateful and humbled by the reception of season one, and it’s so great that we can now create more Wisting. We’ve all been itching to get started.”