Finally hitting the British screens, the first episodes of the long-awaited third series of cult Danish detective drama is here!
Sarah Lund and The Killing Series 3 Episode 1 will be on BBC Four this Saturday 17th November at 9pm.
The Killing (Danish title Forbrydelsen) is a Danish television drama series created by Søren Sveistrup, first broadcasted in Denmark on 7th January 2007, and has since become a worldwide success.
The series is set in a fictional Copenhagen police department and revolves around Detective Inspector Sarah Lund (played by Sofie Gråbøl) and her team, with each season series following a different murder case day-by-day and a one-hour episode covering twenty-four hours of the investigation. The series is noted for its plot twists, season-long storylines, dark tone and for giving equal emphasis to the story of the murdered victim’s family alongside the police investigation. It has also been singled out for the photography of its beautiful Danish setting, and for the acting ability of its cast.
The Lund Jumper has also become a big success, even having a Sara Lund Sweater website dedicate to it. The original sweater, as worn by series heroine Sarah Lund, was chosen despite the jumper being decidedly unpolice-like. “The reason it’s so perfect is because it tells so many stories. It tells of a person who doesn’t use her sexuality – that’s a big point. Lund’s so sure of herself she doesn’t have to wear a suit. She’s at peace with herself.” the actor Gråbøl explains.
Now, regardless of hos devoted fan I may be, I do not own a Lund Sweater. But there’s plenty of other cozy knit jumpers that will do! Like this beautiful, also danish design, in a Nordic knit style.
© Photo Ganni Sweater dress £110 available from Wild Swans.
This final series of Forbrydelsen explores the global financial crisis as the ostensibly random murder of a sailor leads Sarah Lund through the financial community.
We’ll be cuddling up in the sofa, wearing cozy knitwear, with our favourite wine in the glass, and of course following the hashtag #thekilling3 on Twitter. Roll on Saturday!
Also, check out the review of The Killing 3 at the Telegraph; “British audiences are in for a genuinely rare treat when it comes to BBC Four in November.” More here