Stockholm Requiem leads 2020 streaming on Walter Presents
James R | On 03, Jan 2021
With 2021 already promising new televisual delights to keep audiences entertained, Walter Presents has rounded up its most popular shows from 2020, ranging from intense family thriller to true crime drama.
The streaming service, which is part of All 4, is dedicated to TV from around the world. Scandinavian noir and drama have been a major part of its line-up, with Sweden accounting for two of its top three programmes last year.
The third most-watched show was the psychological thriller The Other Mother. The six-part French series, which debuted in May, sees a young boy claim that his mother isn’t his real mother. Despite being urged by a psychologist to take up the case, the police face a tough choice; risk allowing the boy to stay with the wrong parents, or trust the word of a child and ruin a family’s life forever?
The second most-watched show was The Truth Will Out, which centres on the biggest miscarriage of justice in Swedish history. Inspired by the true case of Thomas Quick, who confessed to 30 murders but was later found to be innocent, the tense crime thriller follows troubled detective Peter Wendel as he attempts to create a new, dedicated cold case team. Wendel’s goal encounters a set-back when an unknown killer leaves a message for the police. It states that Sweden’s most notorious serial killer is actually a fraud. In order to uncover the truth, Peter has to pull his cold case team together quickly but is limited to an unusual bunch of misfits of the police force – the only officers currently available in Stockholm. His newly formed team find themselves at odds with the powerful group of people who got the serial killer convicted in the first place. With a more personal connection to the case than he’d like to admit, and the political media hot on his trail, will Wendel’s inept team be able to expose the truth that has been hidden for so long?
The most-watched show on Walter Presents in 2020 was Stockholm Requiem. Based on Kristina Ohlsson’s novels, the series arrived on our screens way back in January 2020, but clearly left an impression with viewers. It follows criminologist Fredrika Bergman, who after a tragic car accident, accepts a job at Stockholm police’s special investigation unit – but her presence is neither welcomed or wanted.
“A smart script and distinctive structure set this Swedish crime drama out from the Scandi noir pack,” we wrote in our review.