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Netflix Announces Limited Swedish Series ‘The Unlikely Murderer’

Five Episodes Will Be Presented

Netflix has announced “The Unlikely Murderer,” a five part limited series based on the 2018 book of the same name by Thomas Pettersson. The Swedish drama series is described as a fictional interpretation of how Stig Engström, the graphic designer who was named as the probable murderer of Sweden’s prime minister Olof Palme, managed to elude justice right up to his death through a combination of audacity, luck and a perplexed police force. What do we know about Stig Engström? How could the police let him get away, despite being on his track? The murder was not planned well, Engström did everything wrong from the beginning and almost no one believed his lies about what he actually did during that fateful night 1986 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Robert Gustafsson (The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, Det som göms i snö) will play the lead role as Stig Engström, alongside fellow Swedish actors Robert Gustafsson are Eva Melander, Mikael Persbrandt and Peter Andersson.