The first season started with a police investigation following the discovery of a dead body on the Øresund Bridge connecting Sweden and Denmark. It was first broadcast on SVT1 and DR1 during the autumn of 2011.
The chair of the Malmo city council is found dead right on the Danish-Swedish border on the Øresund bridge between Copenhagen and Malmo - the corpse cut in half at the waistline. Detective Saga Norén of Malmo CID is applied to the case and soon learns that the lower half of the corpse belongs ...
The bomb in Daniel Ferbé's car did not go off. Instead, the car's CD player put out a disc that contains a message from the murderer, which is also published on a website. He deplores five grievances of society, the first of which shall be highlighted by the murders. Norén traces back the website ...
To draw attention to the increased number of people falling through the cracks of society, the killer kidnaps a homeless man and demands a large ransom from four landlords for his survival. So what is the price of a human being after all?
Knowing the killer has carefully planned his crimes, Saga and Martin wonder whether they can catch him off guard by doing something he doesn't expect.
The murderer has groomed a number of schizophrenics to commit carefully synchronized violent crimes on the same day in Malmo and Copenhagen.
A rogue policeman is killed by someone in uniform. The detectives believe that the killer for whom they are searching was the killer. They also now suspect that the killer may indeed be one of them - that he is actually is a cop.
A bus-load of children is kidnapped and are threatened to be killed. The police believe that the kidnapper is the killer, and the hunt continues.
Because the detectives suspect that a policeman is involved, a profile of the killer is developed and several police fit the profile and a search among them begins. The hunt continues and a particular suspect is found.
Things are brought closer to home when the criminal's mask is removed.
The crime spree is resolved. However, many loose threads remain.