Writ­ing Young Wal­landar Masterclass

Kurt Wal­lander is one of the most icon­ic char­ac­ters in con­tem­por­ary crime fic­tion. Hen­ning Mankell’s cre­ation has come to life in nov­els, fea­ture films and on tele­vi­sion and gathered a world­wide fan fol­low­ing. In Septem­ber 2020 the new TV series “Young Wal­lander” launched on Net­flix and reima­gined the Swedish detect­ive as a young police officer at the start of his career. Star­ring Adam Pals­son, Leanne Best and Richard Dillane, this Swedish-UK cop­ro­duc­tion has become an instant hit for the stream­er, prompt­ing Net­flix to order a second sea­son for launch in 2021. 

DETECt and Seri­al Eyes present this mas­ter­class with the makers of “Young Wal­lander”, cre­at­or Ben Har­ris, writer Anoo Bhagavan and devel­op­ment pro­du­cer Luke Frank­lin, who will dis­cuss these ques­tions: What does it mean to relaunch such an icon­ic fran­chise? How do you cre­ate char­ac­ters that are recog­niz­able both to estab­lished Wal­lander fans and those not famil­i­ar with the fran­chise? How do you struc­ture the devel­op­ment and pro­duc­tion pro­cess for a bilat­er­al co-production? 

Online Live Event

Wed­nes­day, 9 Decem­ber 2020, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Register here.