"The Man Who Died" will have a second season, while season one heads to North America

Finish platform Elisa Viihde has commissioned a new season of the black comedy series produced by Media Musketeers Studios and Sophisticated Films.

26 FEB 2024

"The Man Who Died"

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Finnish entertainment platform Elisa Viihde has announced that the second season of the hit black comedy series "The Man Who Died" has been green lit with co-producers Media Musketeers Studios, who are also distributing the show, and Sophisticated Films. Produced by Helsinki based ReelMedia Oy with a support from Creative Europe Media, Business Finland, the town of Hamina, and the South East Finland Film Commission, the series is based on Antti Tuomainen’s bestselling, clever, minimal, and darkly comedic story of one man’s hunt for his own killer, starring Jussi Vatanen ("Fallen Leaves") in the main role.

Written by Brendan Foley, the second series (6x45’) is helmed by Samuli Valkama and reprises characters beloved in the first season in a pure noir plot spiked with Antti Tuomainen’s trademark black humour. Many of the best-loved characters are back in business for a new mushroom harvest, alongside a crop of new players, ranging from Jaakko’s enigmatic nurse and minder Miss Itoh ("Natsumi Kuroda") to the ruthless Stella Lampinen ("Kati Outinen").

Series producer Markku Flink, of ReelMedia Oy, says, “It was the open ending of the original novel that made us ponder how far Jaakko would be willing to go if he got a second chance. Doesn’t this cross everyone’s mind time to time? So, it took off after the first brainstorming session with Antti and Brendan and the second series was born. We are delighted to be working with all our co-producers to bring this wonderful show to life.”

Chris Law of Media Musketeers Studios, added, “We are delighted to be co-producing this fabulous show, and excited to bring Antti Tuomainen’s beloved dark yet charming take on Nordic noir to audiences around the world. We are pleased to announce that series one will soon be released on AMC Networks streamer Acorn TV in the US and Canada, and we look forward to announcing further international sales of 'The Man Who Died' very soon.”