Best new Swedish TV Shows (2017 overview - TV & Netflix)

With shows like Bron/Broen (2011) and Real Humans (2012) Sweden showed the world how much they worth. Luckily, the list of good shows from Sweden continues to grow.
The Vore's TV staff selects the top best Swedish TV series of 2017 on TV, DVD or Netflix. Are Henrik Björn, Henning Mankell & Lars Lundström Sweden's best creators?

2017 releases - most anticipated titles to watch

Saknad (1-1-2007 )

Maje Silver, a Swedish police offer, returns to her old hometown to visit her daughter, but during her visit a horrible discovery shakes up the small community.
StarringHelena Bergström, Johan H:son Kjellgren & Mattias Nordkvist

Innan vi dör (15-1-2017 | Sveriges Television)

A Stockholm police officer works in an organized task force while her husband gets kidnapped, and her own son might even be involved.

Photo of Innan vi dör
CreatorMaria Nordenberg
StarringDaniel Abreu, Filip Benko & Kola Krauze

Best Swedish TV series on Netflix or DVD in 2017 & 2016

Best Swedish TV series out on DVD, Bluray or VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  1. Bron (Since 21-9-2011 , Season: 3 - SVT1)
  2. A Danish/Swedish production that stepped out of The Killing‘s shadow and made the Scandinavian crime genre its own. Although its main characters might be more unusual, with the police woman being autistic, and with us getting to know more about their private lives than in The Killing, the show is actually a lot more conventionally a thriller show than you might think. In this sense it relies much heavier on the thrilling aspect, and less on the whodunnit aspect. The storyline itself, with as its starting point a dead body that is found exactly where Denmark and Sweden are bordering and forces the two countries to work together, has inspired several remakes. An US one with the Mexican and American police working together, and a British-French one (in the Canal Tunnel).

    CreatorHans Rosenfeldt
    Starring Sofia Helin, Dag Malmberg & Rafael Pettersson
    Similar tv showsForbrydelsen, Broadchuch
    Themesjustice, police, crime, drama,
    Keywordsaddictive, authentic,
    CountryDenmark Sweden
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  3. Wallander (Since 14-1-2005 , Season: 3 - TV4)

    CreatorHenning Mankell
    StarringKrister Henriksson, Fredrik Gunnarsson & Mats Bergman
    Themespolice, crime, drama,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

  5. Real Humans (Since 22-1-2012 , Season: 2 - SVT1)
  6. Real Humans is set in a near-future version of Sweden, where consumer-level robot workers and servants are common. These robots look like humans, act like humans and express human-like emotions. If focuses on the relationships real people form with robots and raises the obvious yet interesting question what it means to be human.Real Humans is a decent show, but can be a little soapy. Exploring futuristic themes does not necessary yield entertaining storylines, it appears. Husbands and wives feeling threatened in their sexuality by robots are fun though.

    CreatorLars Lundström
    StarringLisette Pagler, Pia Halvorsen & Johan Paulsen
    Similar tv showsHumans, Black Mirror
    Themesscience, technology, drama, science fiction,
    Keywordsfuturistic, insightful,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  7. Solsidan (Since 29-1-2010 , Season: 5 - TV4)
  8. A dentist and his expecting girlfriend move into a chique neigborhood, where they befriend an neighbouring family. The differences prove to be big and hard to overcome.

    CreatorUlf Kvensler, Jacob Seth Fransson & Pontus Edgren
    StarringFelix Herngren, Mia Skäringer & Johan Rheborg
    Similar tv showsWelcome to Sweden
    Themesfamilies, comedy, drama,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

Sweden country statistics

Country popularity
Country ranking#13
Familiar facesFelix Herngren, Mia Skäringer & Johan Rheborg
Trending showsJordskott, Tjockare än vatten & Real Humans
Amount of country shows per year from 2010 to 2017

15 Swedish TV series scheduled for release this year.

For a country with 9 million residents the amount of tv shows is rather surprising, and ever increasing. Most of them are crime and police shows.