TV: Jo Nesbø's Detective Hole

German-Norwegian actor Tobias Santelmann (The Last Kingdom) will play the lead in Jo Nesbø's Detective Hole, a TV adaptation of author Jo Nesbø's Harry Hole crime novel series. Santelmann is joined by Joel Kinnaman (Altered Carbon, The Suicide Squad) playing Tom Waaler and Pia Tjelta (Made in Oslo, State of Happiness) as Rakel Fauke. The casting was announced recently at the Schrøder restaurant in Oslo, Norway, which also serves as Harry Hole's "second home" in the novels, Deadline reported.

The project comes from Exit and So Long, Marianne creator Øystein Karlsen and is based on Nesbø's novel The Devil's Star. Working Title is producing ahead of a 2026 debut, with Nesbø is writing the script.

"I am incredibly grateful for the trust I have been shown in getting to play Harry Hole," said Santelmann. "I am very much aware of the huge global fan base and the millions of readers who love the character."

Nesbø added: "I'm guessing that all readers of the book series have their own vision of what Harry Hole would look like, and they should be allowed to keep that. We will create a Harry that is based not only on the books but someone based on the actor Tobias Santelmann and everyone involved in this project--both in front of and behind the camera."

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