Based on the novels by Åsa Larsson, Rebecka Martinsson (Ida Engvoll) is a workaholic lawyer in Stockholm when her past comes back to haunt her in a terrifying way. The death of a childhood friend prompts Rebecka to leaves her fast-track career behind and return to her home town in Kiruna where she is drawn into the hunt for the killer. Despite the life awaiting her in Stockholm, she can't tear herself away from the place she once abandoned, as she is forced to deal with the traumatic past that once caused her to flee. Soon the question is: where does Rebekah really belong?
Title character Rebecka Martinsson is played by Ida Engvoll in season 1 and Sascha Zacharias in season 2. The rest of the main characters are played by the same actors in both seasons. Both Engvoll and Zacharias take part in both seasons though, as Engvoll is one of the executive producers for season 2, while Zacharias played the character Jenny Häggroth in the two final episodes of season 1. See more »
I really enjoyed these stories and I hope there will be a season 2.
The teasers before the title credits got me interested each time and how each story played out kept my interest. The characters were given real depth and quirks - Some of them are shown to be quite imperfect and therefore very human. I really like the format of 4 x 90 minute contained stories. Afterwards, I found myself looking up several of the cast member's back catalogue and that's always a good thing. Quality stuff.
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