Rolf Lassgård Returns As Erik Bäckström In The Hunters

Rolf Lassgård with director Jens Jonsson

C More has announced new six-part crime thriller The Hunters, a spin-off from hit feature films The Hunters (Jägarna) and False Trail (Jägarna II), about a small community in Northern Sweden where crime and corruption are rife.

In the first film, police officer Erik Bäckström (Rolf Lassgård) returns to his home town where he sets about solving a case concerning the slaughter of reindeer. However, his quest for truth and justice sets him on a collision course with both the locals and his own family – themes which continue in the sequel.

In the television series, written by Björn Carlström (Jägarna) and Stefan Thunberg (Hamilton) with Jens Jonsson (Easy Money III) in the director’s chair, Rolf Lassgård reprises the role of Erik, who has once again left Stockholm and returned home – but this time for good.

Rolf Lassgård says: “The two feature films and the character of Erik Bäckström are very close to my heart. Erik has always been a complex and interesting character, with unspeakable patience and a great heart.”

“He always fights for the truth even though friendships and family ties are threatened along the way! It will be fun to meet Erik for a third time, it’s like meeting an old friend!”

The Hunters begins filming in and around Älvsbyn this autumn. It will premiere on C More in 2018, and then air later on TV4.