Sofie Grabol reunites with The Killing writer Soren Sveistrup for new film

The Day Will Come is set in an orphanage in the 1960s and stars Sherlock actor Lars Mikkelsen as a brutal headmaster with Grabol playing a teacher

Sofie Grabol – aka Sarah Lund from the dark and brilliant Danish crime drama The Killing – is back working with the show’s writer Soren Sveistrup.


The Danish actress has just finished filming Sveistrup’s first script since Lund folded her jumper away three years ago – a feature called The Day Will Come (Der Kommer en Dag) coming to cinemas next year.

Based on a real story and set in an orphanage fifty years ago, the film sees Grabol play a teacher alongside fellow Killing alumnus Lars Mikkelsen who is cast as a tyrannical headmaster. Mikkelsen is also known to fans of Sherlock for his role as the villainous Charles Augustus Magnussen in the third series of the hit BBC1 drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

“Every country has a dark chapter about how children were treated in the 1960s,” Grabol told just before her upcoming appearance at the Nordicana festival of Scandi drama.

“It’s a great piece of writing. To work with Soren’s material again was like coming home. It’s also a story about the strength of the human spirit and there’s a lot of warmth in it. It’s also an honour because it’s the first thing Soren has done since The Killing.”

And while both Grabol and Sveistrup have both previously ruled out ever bringing Lund back to screens, the actress has become far more coy about the prospect of returning for The Killing series four. 

“Who knows?” she teased, suggesting that it’s not impossible that we might one day reacquaint ourselves with her tortured character, last seen escaping at the end of series three on a plane after dispatching a ruthless murderer who thought he was above the law.

“She’s having a break now. You must imagine that she flew off in a plane and is on some Bounty island with a drink in her hand.”

Luckily for fans of Sky Atlantic’s Fortitude, there are firmer plans for Grabol to reprise her role as icy governor Hildur Odegard. “It’s definitely possible,” she revealed, adding that she was in talks to return for series two of the drama.

Sofie Grabol will be at Nordicana, a celebration of Nordic TV, this month. The event takes place on 6th and 7th June at the Troxy. Tickets are available from


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