Netflix's Detective Hole series confirms 2026 release date, sets three cast members

Find out everything we know about the upcoming Detective Hole series based on Jo Nesbø’s thrilling crime novels!
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The highly anticipated Netflix Detective Hole crime series, based on Jo Nesbø’s thrilling novels, has been confirmed for a 2026 release! But Netflix hasn't only revealed its release date -- several other exciting details, including the main cast, have also been unveiled by the streaming giant!

If you're curious about the upcoming crime series featuring the enigmatic and introverted detective Harry Hole, you're in the right place! Join us as we dive into everything we know so far about the Detective Hole series, including the intriguing cast and what fans can expect from this adaptation of Nesbø’s gripping books below.

Who stars in Netflix's Detective Hole?

Tobias Santelmann
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Tobias Santelmann (Exit, The Arctic Convoy) and Joel Kinnaman (Altered Carbon, The Suicide Squad) are set to star in Netflix’s upcoming Nordic noir series, Detective Hole, based on Jo Nesbø’s best-selling crime novels.

Santelmann will take on the role of the obsessive yet introverted homicide detective Harry Hole, while Kinnaman will portray Tom Waaler, a corrupt cop and Hole’s long-time nemesis within the Oslo police department. Pia Tjelta (Made in Oslo, State of Happiness) will join them as Rakel Fauke, Harry Hole’s romantic partner.

Following news of his casting, Tobias Santelmann, shared his excitement for the opportunity to portray the iconic detective, he told Netflix:

"I am​ incredibly grateful for the trust I have been shown in getting to play Harry Hole​. I am​ very much aware​ of the huge global fan base and the millions of readers who love the character. For me, ​ it is about creating a Harry that people can both recognize and be surprised by. I can't wait for the shoot to start. It will be a true pleasure to work with everyone."

Tobias Santelmann via Netflix

What will Detective Hole be about?

Jo Nesbo
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As per The Hollywood Reporter, the first season of Detective Hole will be based on Jo Nesbø’s fifth Harry Hole novel The Devil’s Star, which sold millions of copies worldwide. Jo Nesbø, author and creator of the series, told Netflix:

"For me, storytelling isn't about serving people what they think they want, but what they didn't know they wanted. We will try to create something fresh, exciting and surprising with respect to the book version of Harry."

Jo Nesbø via Netflix

What's the latest update?

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The latest update has filming for the crime drama commencing on May 23, 2024, with production expected to last between six and nine months before heading into post-production.

While no official release date has been announced yet, the series is anticipated to premiere on Netflix sometime in 2026.

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