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About The Hunt for a Killer
In March 1989, the sadistic murder of Helén in Hörby, a small town in southern Sweden, traumatized the nation. A seemingly impossible case, it remained unsolved for 15 years, leaving the small community and the police force entrusted to protect it with a painful open wound. On the night Helén disappeared, there were about twenty suspected pedophiles living in Hörby. This is the prelude to The Hunt for a Killer, which follows the unwavering journey of the two detectives Åkesson and Olhed who led an investigation team that solved numerous homicides in southern Sweden and who would eventually, against all odds, find Helén’s killer.
The Hunt for a Killer is a story about a region left behind, class inequalities and social exclusion, but it’s also a story about a man of integrity who pushed back against the authorities, revolted against corruption and never gave up.
The Hunt for a Killer, premiering exclusively in North America and available as a full season binge on Sundance Now and AMC+ on Thursday, August 12, is a crime drama based on the true story of detectives Pelle Åkesson (Anders Beckman, Midsommar) and Monica Olhed (Lotten Roos, The Bridge) and their hunt for the killer of 10-year-old Helén Nilsson, a case that shook Sweden to its core.
The Hunt for a Killer, A Sundance Now Exclusive Series, is a Yellow Bird Sweden AB, Sveriges Television AB and Film i Skåne AB production. The series is written by Lotta Erikson (Ikon) and Helene Lindholm (Majken) and directed by Mikael Marcimain (Gentlemen & Gangsters). Banijay Rights distributes the series internationally.