Spring Tide (TV series)

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Spring Tide
Also known asSpringfloden
Created byCilla & Rolf Börjlind
Based onSpringfloden (2012)
Written byCilla Börjlind
Rolf Börjlind
Directed byMattias Ohlsson
Niklas Ohlson
StarringJulia Ragnarsson,
Kjell Bergqvist and others
ComposerJohan Söderqvist
Country of originSweden
Original languageSwedish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes20
Executive producersLars Blomgren,
Christian Wikander,
Wolfgang Feindt,
Peter Nadermann,
Alexander Vandeputte,
Jan De Clercq
ProducersMartin Cronström,
Francy Suntinger
Production companySVT Drama
Original networkSVT1
Original release6 March (2016-03-06) –
15 May 2016 (2016-05-15)

Spring Tide (Swedish: Springfloden) is a Swedish television drama series. It had its premiere on 6 March 2016 on SVT.[1] It was written by Rolf and Cilla Börjlind[1] and is based on their crime novel of the same name published in 2012.

The two leads are played by Kjell Bergqvist (Tom Stilton) and Julia Ragnarsson (Olivia Rönning). Bergqvist won a Kristallen award for "Best male actor in a television series".[2]

The second series premiered in September 2018.[3]


In June 1990, the sadistic murder of a pregnant woman is committed on the island of Nordkoster, western Sweden. The victim is buried alive in the sand, so that the rising tide slowly drowns her. 25 years later, the murder, known as the Beach Case (Strandfallet) remains unsolved. Olivia Rönning, a trainee at the Police Academy, is assigned the cold case to work on. Upon discovering that her late father worked on the original case, Olivia becomes obsessed with solving the murder. She searches for the lead investigator Tom Stilton, who has since become homeless and does not want to be reminded of his old life. Horrifying videos soon show up on the Internet in which other homeless people are brutally attacked including a friend of Stilton's. Soon Stilton is helping Olivia to solve the murder.


  • Julia Ragnarsson as Olivia Rönning, a police academy trainee who researches an unsolved cold case from 25 years earlier. Her late father, Arne Rönning, had been a police investigator on the Beach Case.
  • Kjell Bergqvist as Tom "Jelle" Stilton, a former police detective, who had led the Beach Case. As Jelle, he is now homeless on the streets of Stockholm. He does not want to return to his old life.
  • Dag Malmberg as Dan Nilsson/Nils Wendt. Founder of MWM, mining company, disappeared from Stockholm 27 years ago. Lived in Mexico and then Costa Rica. Returns to Sweden.
  • Cecilia Nilsson as Mette Olsäter, detective police commissioner, Tom's former colleague.
  • Anna Wallander as Vera Larsson, homeless woman, lives in an abandoned caravan, Jelle's friend.
  • Björn Andrésen as Benseman, homeless man, fond of literature, Jelle's friend, hospitalised by two thugs.
  • Josefin Iziamo as Muriel, homeless woman, substance abuse problems, Jelle's friend.
  • Johan Widerberg as "Minken" Minqvist, petty criminal, Tom's ex-snitch.
  • Kjell Wilhelmsen as Rune Forss, police detective with shady criminal associates. Professional rival and mutual dislike for Tom.
  • Stefan Gödicke as Janne Klinga, Rune's police colleague.
  • Dar Salim as Abbas el Fassi, a former knife thrower, assists Mette, Tom's friend.
  • Michael Segerström as Martin Olsäter, a child psychologist, Mette's husband.
  • Helena Bergström as Linn Magnusson, CEO of MWM. Troubled by phone calls from Dan.
  • Malena Engström as Ovette Andersson, prostitute, Minken's friend.
  • Leonard Heinemann as Acke Andersson, school student, Ovette's son, starts working as a cage fighter.
  • Gustav Lindh as Liam Olsson, thug bashes homeless people, former cage fighter, recruits Acke.
  • Dakota Williams as Adam Sharew, thug, former cage fighter, Liam's offsider.
  • Görel Crona as Jackie Berglund, shop owner, former prostitute.
  • Angela Kovács as Eva Carlsén, social psychologist, author.
  • Jessica Zandén as Maria Rönning, Olivia's mother.
  • Paloma Winneth as Beach Case murder victim.


  1. ^ a b ""Jag går inte runt och kallar mig skådespelare"" (in Swedish). Dagens nyheter. 29 February 2016. Archived from the original on 23 December 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Lange, Patrik (4 September 2016). "Årets vinnare vid Kristallengalan" (in Swedish). Sveriges Televisio. Archived from the original on 14 November 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Nu är Springfloden tillbaka". norstedts.se. Archived from the original on 15 October 2018. Retrieved 14 October 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)