The Killing III will be "darker and heavier"

Take a look at the first cast photo and read the premise for Sarah Lund's final case

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The Killing III will be "darker and heavier"
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The third series of hit Danish drama The Killing will probe the personal and moral consequences of the economic crisis.

Broadcaster DR has revealed that Sarah Lund’s final case will see her investigating the apparently random killing of a sailor. The unfolding story, again penned by Soren Sveistrup, will find Lund encountering the prime minister, the financial community and various social strata, all of which have been affected by the downturn.

Of the look of the new series, production designer Jette Lehmann commented: “We’re trying to describe a Denmark on the way down, which was not the premise of the first two seasons. It has become darker and heavier.”

Forbrydelsen III (to give the series its original title) will once again star Sofie Grabol as Lund and Morten Suurballe as Lennart Brix and is scheduled for broadcast in Denmark in September. No date has yet been set for transmission on BBC4 in the UK.

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