Best new Swedish TV Shows in 2018 & 2017 (Netflix & TV List)


The Vore's TV staff selects the top best Swedish TV series of 2018 on TV, DVD or Netflix. Are Henrik Björn, Henning Mankell & Lars Lundström Sweden's best creators?

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.

New Swedish TV series in 2018

Top series up for release in 2018

  • Rig 45

    CAST: David Dencik, Jakob Oftebro & Gary Lewis

    A claustrophobic thriller about a Swedish oil Rig at sea. When a detective and the rig's crew get stuck on the rig, they are also stuck with a murderer among them. Everyone is in real danger, but... Read more

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  • Den döende detektiven

    CAST: Rolf Lassgård, Helena Af Sandeberg, Alexej Manvelov

    A three episode mini-series from Sweden. The English title is 'The Dying Detective'. It is based on the 2010 Novel by the same name written by Leif G.W. Persson. Read more

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Best Swedish TV series of 2017

Top rated 2017 Swedish TV series

  • Saknad

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    CAST: Helena Bergström Johan H:son Kjellgren Mattias Nordkvist


    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. Read more

    RATING: 59/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 1st, 2017

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  • Innan vi dör

    CREATOR: Maria Nordenberg
    CAST: Daniel Abreu Filip Benko Kola Krauze

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

    RATING: 77/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 15th, 2017

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Best Swedish TV series on Netflix or DVD in 2018

2010's best rated Swedish TV series out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  • Bron

    CREATOR: Hans Rosenfeldt
    CAST: Sofia Helin Rafael Pettersson Dag Malmberg


    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). Read more

    RATING: 86/100

    RELEASE DATE: September 21st, 2011

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  • Solsidan

    CREATOR: Ulf Kvensler, Jacob Seth Fransson, Pontus Edgren
    CAST: Felix Herngren Mia Skäringer Johan Rheborg


    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. Read more

    RATING: 81/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 29th, 2010

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  • Real Humans

    CREATOR: Lars Lundström
    CAST: Lisette Pagler Pia Halvorsen Johan Paulsen


    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. Read more

    RATING: 80/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 22nd, 2012

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  • Wallander

    CREATOR: Henning Mankell
    CAST: Krister Henriksson Fredrik Gunnarsson Mats Bergman


    The TV series is an adaptation of Kurt Wallander novels written by Swedish novelist Henning Menkell that highlights the life and criminal investigations of a soul-searching Swedish detective. Read more

    RATING: 76/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 14th, 2005

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