The Unlikely Murderer: Release Date, Cast, And More

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True crime has become one of the dominant genres, oddly enough, in modern entertainment. Perhaps we can thank "Serial" for that. This is especially true on Netflix, where they have been churning out both documentaries and scripted shows at a rapid clip based on real-life crimes. A new scripted series, "The Unlikely Murderer," falls into this camp as well, though it comes with a bit of a unique twist. It is seemingly poised to become the next big obsessions for true crime enthusiasts. With that in mind, we're here to provide the need-to-know information to get this on your radar and get you ready.

Here is everything you need to know about "The Unlikely Murderer."

The Unlikely Murderer Release Date and Where You Can Watch It

"The Unlikely Murderer" is set to be released on Netflix on Friday, November 5. As is almost always the case with Netflix shows, all five episodes will be released at once for your binging pleasure.

What Is The Unlikely Murderer?

"The Unlikely Murderer" is a five-part Swedish language limited series based on the book of the same name by author Thomas Pettersson. It is a fictional interpretation of Stig Engström, who was the prime suspect in the murder of Sweden's prime minister Olof Palme. He eluded capture right up to his death, making for a unique story.

The Unlikely Murderer Director, Crew, and More

Wilhelm Behrman and Niklas Rockström ("Caliphate," "Before We Die") are handling scripting duties. Charlotte Brändström ("The Witcher," "Jupiter's Legacy") is on board as the conceptual director. The show is produced by FLX, the company behind Netflix's "Quicksand," as well as "Love & Anarchy."

The Unlikely Murderer Cast

Robert Gustafsson ("The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared"), is set to play Stig Engström in the series. The cast also includes Eva Melander, Mikael Persbrandt, Peter Andersson,Joel Spira, Emil Almén, Shanti Roney, Torkel Petterson, Henrik Norlén, Lia Boysen, Magnus Krepper, Björn Bengtsson, Peter Viitanen, and Cilla Thorell.

The Unlikely Murderer Trailer and Synopsis

Netflix recently released a teaser trailer for "The Unlikely Murderer," which we've included above for you to check out. Additionally, we have a synopsis for the series, which reads as follows:

The Unlikely Murderer is a fictional interpretation of how Stig Engström, the graphic designer who was named as the probable murderer of Sweden's prime minister Olof Palme, managed to elude justice right up to his death through a combination of audacity, luck and a perplexed police force. What do we know about Stig Engström? How could the police let him get away, despite being on his track? The murder was not planned well, Engström did everything wrong from the beginning and almost no one believed his lies about what he actually did during that fateful night 1986 in Stockholm, Sweden.