BBC One has ordered a final, three-part run of Kenneth Branagh's award-winnng drama Wallander.

Filming will commence shortly on a new trilogy of 90-minute episodes, starring the Belfast-born actor as Inspector Kurt Wallander.

The first TV film is based on Henning Mankell's 1993 novel The White Lioness and has been adapted for the screen by James Dormer (Spooks).

The remaining episodes will consist of a two-part adaptation of Mankell's last Wallander novel, The Troubled Man, by Doctor Who's Peter Harness.

Branagh said: "I always approach each series of Wallander with anticipation and excitement, but this last series of films contain some of the greatest challenges the character has ever faced.

"It's a privilege to try to meet them, and I look forward to a great Swedish Autumn working on Henning Mankell's masterly creation."

There has been a total of nine 90-minute Wallander episodes since the BBC adaptation began in 2008, earning multiple BAFTA Awards, plus Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.