We are all aware that Nordic crime dramas have consistently succeeded to hold the attention of American audiences. It all started with the Netflix series ‘Lilyhammer,’ which is currently accessible to watch in its entirety. Also, we cannot ignore the impact of ‘The Killing’ and ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’, both of which are excellent films.
Sundance Now, on the other hand, is not far behind in this competition. ‘Wisting’ is a detective series set in Norway that draws influence from the wintertime popular books by Jrn Lier Horst, which are set in the country’s northern hemisphere. “It depicts the storey of Norwegian homicide investigator William Wisting who is on the trail of an American serial murderer,” according to the official summary of the film.
Following an excellent first season run, here’s all you need to know about the series’ renewal status, i.e. whether or not ‘Wisting’ will return for a second season.
Wisting Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?
The first season of ‘Wisting’ launched on April 11, 2019, on Viaplay, a Nordic subscription video-on-demand service, and television broadcaster TV3. On June 6, 2019, the show came to an end after ten episodes were aired.
The first season of ‘Wisting’ launched on Sundance Now on December 18, 2019, in the United States.
“Wisting,” one of the highest-budget shows in Norway, was part of Sundance Now’s ambitious acquisition of five international dramas from Banijay Rights, which also included the German-New Zealand thriller “The Gulf,” the Scandinavian series “Idiomatic,” and the comedy “Couple Trouble.” “Wisting” was one of the highest-budget shows in Norway.
Critics have praised the work for being “intricate and captivating,” “seamlessly weaved,” and “superbly layered.” Furthermore, season 1 only covers two of the thirteen novels in Jörn Lier Horst’s William Wisting series, a total of 13 novels in all. As a result, there is no shortage of content, and we are 100 percent confident that, after taking into consideration all of the aforementioned criteria, Sundance will proceed with a renewed commitment. Season 2 of ‘Wisting’ will most likely launch in the United States sometime in December 2022 if it gets renewed.
Wisting Cast: Who’s in it?
Inspector William Wisting is played by Sven Nordin, who also serves as the show’s director. His breakout role was in the television series ‘Röd snö,’ and since then he has been in a number of episodes, including ‘Lilyhammer’ and ‘Wallander.’
Line Wisting is portrayed by Thea Green Lundberg. Carrie-Anne Moss, who plays FBI agent Maggie Griffin, appears with her. As a result of her appearances in “The Matrix” and its sequels, “Chocolat,” “Frankenstein,” “Julie and Julia,” “Jessica Jones,” “Daredevil,” and “Iron Fist,” Carrie has already established a reputation for herself. Richie Campbell, who plays Special Agent John Bantham, as well as Mads Ousdal, Gard B. Eidsvold, and Lars Berge are among the other cast members that appear in supporting roles.
If the programme is renewed for a second season, we anticipate that all of the above-mentioned lead actors will repeat their roles from the first season.
Wisting Plot: What’s it about?
The storey of “Wisting” is based on two of Lier Horst’s books: The Caveman and The Hunting Dogs, both of which were written by him. Chief Inspector William Wisting is an FBI detective who lives in New York. The storey is about him. On the hunt: He is looking for a serial killer who is very well known. William is based on Jrn Lier Horst’s series of books.
In the beginning of the storey, there is a murder at a Norwegian Christmas tree farm. Upon arriving at the crime scene, Wisting looks for some clues and makes a find. He learns that the murder is linked to the killing style of a well-known American killer. When there are two mysterious deaths, Wisting goes on a hunt to find a killer.
After Maggie Griffin and John Bantham join the team, they help them find the killer. He has evaded capture for years, but now the FBI has Maggie Griffin and John Bantham on his side. On the other hand, Wisting’s daughter, Line, who is a journalist, is on her way to writing headlines that people will talk about for a long time to come. This is when she meets the serial killer by accident.
Then, out of nowhere, a long-forgotten case comes back to life, which could show Wisting’s past. His job could be at risk when he is accused of something dangerous. As a result, he has to keep going on the hunt while he fights for his reputation, career, and life.
They finally catch the criminal when they track him down to the Sweden-Swiss border and he is finally caught. Then, Philip Henden, a lawyer who was sentenced to 17 years in prison because of Wisting and changed evidence, comes back. Wisting is put on hold, and Line vows to get back at her father for what he did.
When season 2 comes out, we think the storey will keep going from here, with another case taking the lead as the main one.
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You can watch the official trailer for ‘Wisting’ season 1 below.