Viaplay has announced that Krister Henriksson (Wallander) will play a transvestite arms dealer in Conspiracy Of Silence (Ingen utan skuld), a new eight-part political thriller directed by Charlotte Brändström.
The series stars Jens Hultén (Johan Falk) as a former arms dealer forced into exile who returns to Sweden seeking revenge on the man who tried to kill him. Through this central story, the series will explore layers of complex moral issues from the authorities through to the individual.
Krister Henriksson plays Marianne Lindhe, a transvestite arms dealer whose shady activities operate out of a dry cleaners in Östermalm. Although business may not be as good as it was in the 1980s, Marianne is still someone with contacts who can arrange almost anything for the right price.
He said: “This is the type of role, drastic and unexpected, that I’ve never done before. And at my age you have to do things that you’ve never done before… Charlotte Brändström was a major factor in choosing this project. I have worked with her before on Wallander and if anyone can really guide me through this role, she can.”
Conspiracy Of Silence will premiere next year across the Nordic region exclusively on Viaplay, and air later on TV3.