If you're looking for a new TV series to start, you basically can't go wrong with crime dramas. They're suspenseful, emotional, compelling, and heart-pounding all at the same time. Lucky for you, there's a brand-new one that came out on Netflix on Friday, March 31: Bordertown. Oh, and the other thing about crime dramas is that just when you think the mystery is solved, something happens to pull you back in and leave you wanting more. If that's the case with this new series, I imagine that you're going to want to know if Bordertown will return for Season 2 as soon as possible.
No official word about Bordertown's fate has been announced by Netflix. However, a story published by Drama Quarterly in July 2016 featuring interviews with Matti Halonen and Lionel Uzan of Bordertown's production companies, Finland's Fisher King and France's Federation Entertainment, respectively, says that Season 2 of the series is "already in development."
Regardless of whether or not Bordertown will be back on Netflix in the future, you should totally start watching the drama when it premieres. There has been some buzz about the series around the world and in the United States, which must mean something, right? Bordertown's series premiere on Finland's YLE1 in October 2016 drew a record 1.1 million viewers, which is roughly a fifth of the country's population, according to the Nordisk Film & TV Fond. The series also took home the awards for Outstanding TV Drama, Best Actor (Ville Virtanen), and Best Actress (Anu Sinisalo) at the Finnish Golden Venla TV awards, basically Finland's version of the Emmys, in January, the Nordisk Film & TV Fond reports. With all of that popularity and acclaim, it seems very likely that more Bordertown will be in our future.
Plus, the synopsis of the series is just downright intriguing. Bordertown begins with Chief Investigator Kari Sorjonen (Virtanen) moving to a small town on the border of Finland and Russia with his wife and teenage daughter in an effort to enjoy a slower pace of life. But as the town's new police chief, Kari soon finds out that is the last thing he'll be getting as he's tasked with investigating a string of murders that he discovers are not only connected to each other but also to his family.
Bordertown is just the latest Scandinavian crime drama that's sure to wow audiences. The Killing was based on the Danish series Forbrydelsen. And let's not forget about Stieg Larsson's hit Millennium trilogy of novels and films.
In fact, if you're looking for another foreign-language crime drama to watch after you finish Bordertown, Netflix is most definitely your friend. Here are just a few of the streaming platform's original crime series that'll keep you on the edge of your seat.