Nordisk Film has announced a roadmap for the next four Department Q films based on the novels by Jussi Adler-Olsen, with Ulrich Thomsen (Summer Of ’92) now starring as Detective Carl Mørck and Zaki Youssef (Sons Of Denmark) as Assad.
Whilst the first four films in the franchise were produced by Zentropa, Nordisk Film are taking over the reigns from volume five with The Marco Effect in 2020 and have outlined a plan to release a new instalment every two years until 2026.
Head Of Marketing for Nordisk Film, Frederik Honoré, told kino.dk: “It is a huge project, which we are really looking forward to starting. The first four films in the series were a tremendous success… so we have decided to premiere the next four Department Q films at two-year intervals like Star Wars and Avatar.”
The release schedule for the next four Department Q films is as follows…
The Marco Effect | Marco effekten
1st October 2020
Over three years ago, a civil servant vanished after returning from a work trip to Africa. Missing, presumed dead, the man’s family still want answers. The key to the investigation is fifteen-year-old Marco Jameson, sleeping rough and hiding in the shadows. But what is he running from – and what does he know that’s worth killing him for?
The Hanging Girl | Den grænseløse
6th October 2022
Carl Mørck investigates the tragic death of a seventeen-year-old girl who vanished from school, only to be found hanging from a tree. The case takes the team from the remote island of Bornholm to a hidden cult, where Carl must stop a skilled manipulator who refuses to let anything-or anyone-get in the way.
3rd October 2024
In a Copenhagen park the body of an elderly woman is discovered. Though the case bears a striking resemblance to another unsolved homicide from over a decade ago, the police cannot connect the two victims. Meanwhile, across town a group of young women are being hunted down. The attacks seem random, but could these brutal acts of violence be related?
Victim 2117 | Offer 2117
1st October 2026
The newspaper refers to her only as Victim 2117 – the two thousand, one hundred and seventeenth refugee to die in the Mediterranean Sea. But to three people, the victim is so much more, and her death sets off a chain of events that not only reveals dark secrets about the past, but has deadly implications for the future.