Best Swedish Crime And Thriller TV Shows On Netflix: 2022 Edition

Our 2022 list of best Swedish crime, drama and thriller TV shows on Netflix includes highly-anticipated titles such as Young Wallander (Killer’s Shadow).

Highly suspenseful and atmospheric, these TV shows are will make great picks for die-hard Nordic noir fans.

From Mystery Tribune’s previous coverage of Scandinavian Crime in streaming space, make sure to check out Best Icelandic Crime And Thriller Shows and Movies On Netflix (2022) as well as Best Scandinavian Crime Drama, Mystery And Thriller Shows On Netflix: 2019 Edition.


Our picks for best Netflix Swedish TV shows in 2022 include:

  • Love and Anarchy
  • Quicksand
  • The Unlikely Murder
  • Snabba Cash
  • Young Wallander (Killer’s Shadow)
  • Caliphate
  • Fallet


Love and Anarchy

Best Swedish Crime, Drama and Thriller TV Shows On Netflix 2022 Edition

A married consultant and a young IT technician assign each other challenges that question societal norms in a flirtatious game leading to unintended consequences.


After a tragedy at a Stockholm prep school, high school student Maja finds herself on trial for murder; based on the best-selling novel.

The Unlikely Murder

The story of how a man claiming to be a witness at the assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme may have gotten away with murder.

Snabba Cash

The lives of an ambitious businesswoman, a troubled teenager, and a charming gang enforcer collide during a desperate, and sinister, pursuit of wealth.

Anxious People

Best Swedish Crime, Drama and Thriller TV Shows On Netflix 2022 Edition anxious people

A bank robber holds open house attendees hostage, then vanishes, leaving police baffled.

Young Wallander (Killer’s Shadow)

This is one of our favorite Swedish shows on Netflix now: Shortly after completing his training as a police officer, Kurt Wallannder is promoted as a detective in order to investigate a hate crime stirring civil unrest in modern-day Sweden.


A looming ISIS attack on Sweden entangles the fates of five young women, including a mother in a bind, an ambitious agent, and a spirited student.


A Swedish detective and her timid British colleague’s attempt to solve a gruesome murder case nets mixed results and miscommunication.


Bonus: Who is Wallander? 

Kurt Wallander is a fictional Swedish police inspector created by Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell (1948 – 2015). He is the protagonist of many mystery novels set in and around the town of Ystad, 56 km (35 mi) south-east of the city of Malmö, in the southern province of Scania.

Wallander has been portrayed on screen by the actors Rolf Lassgård, Krister Henriksson, Sir Kenneth Branagh and Adam Pålsson.

As a young police officer, he was nearly killed when a drunk whom he was questioning stabbed him with a butcher’s knife (this is mentioned in the account of his first case). Wallander was once married, but his wife Mona left him and he has since had a difficult relationship with his rebellious only child, Linda, who barely survived a suicide attempt when she was fifteen.

He also had issues with his late father, an artist who painted the same landscape 7,000 times for a living; the elder Wallander strongly disapproved of his son’s decision to join the police force and frequently derided him for it.


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