Wallander is a British television series adapted from Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels, starring Kenn...
Wallander is a British television series adapted from Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels, starring Kenneth Branagh as the eponymous police inspector. The three-episode series is produced by Yellow Bird, Left Bank Pictures and TKBC for BBC Scotland, and is broadcast on BBC One from November to December 2008. It is the first time the Wallander novels have been adapted into an English-language production. Yellow Bird, formed by Mankell, began negotiations with British companies to produce the adaptations in 2006. In 2007, Branagh met with Mankell personally to discuss playing the role. Contracts were signed and work began on the films, adapted from Sidetracked, Firewall and One Step Behind, in January 2008. Emmy-award-winning director Philip Martin was hired as lead director. Martin worked with cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle to establish a visual style for the series. The two were keen to use the Red One digital camera, making Wallander the first British television series to do so.Using scripts adapted