The nickname “Puppy” can in some way also describe Julius Fleischanderl – he is new both in the acting industry and new in the role of police. But he himself thinks there are few similarities with the character himself.
— I am very different from “The Puppy”. First of all, I would never really work as a police officer. I wouldn’t feel good about having such a responsibility on my shoulders, he says.
Julius Fleischanderl describes his character as curious, ambitious and “quite fun”.
— He becomes a fun contrast to the other already established characters. It’s fun to portray how a young, new, ambitious guy bounces around on all the strange and exciting things that happen in the series.
He says he thought it would be a while before he played a police officer in a TV series or movie.
“Sooner or later everyone does it, it feels like.” I thought maybe I had a few years ahead of me. Then this role comes along, then suddenly you’re standing there in uniform on the first day of filming.
Taking out the turns
Police in the archipelago is a long-lived concept – the TV series “Murder in Sandhamn” has twelve years behind it. The setup for season eight is the same – the harmonious archipelago island outside Stockholm is shadowed by vicious murders. But the new season is different in some ways, believes Julius Fleischanderl.
— I think we will take the turns more in the new season. All stories are exciting. It will be both drama, humor and action – all in one.
Alexandra Rapaport once again plays the summer guest and prosecutor Nora Linde. The police officer Alexander, who was introduced last season and is played by Norwegian Nicolai Cleve Broch, also returns. He gets “The Puppy” as his new colleague and minion.
Julius Fleischanderl has previously played in, among others, “Sameblod”, 2016, “Cryptid”, 2020 and “Två systrar”, 2021. But he says that he can still feel quite green on recordings.
— Every time I work, I learn an extremely large amount and feel that “I know the hell nothing”.
Being a young actor also means going to a lot of test filming together with other newly hatched talents. The competition for the jobs is tough. Julius Fleischanderl thinks that the jobs are too few compared to how many talented applicants there are.
— I have seen so many people my own age make incredible performances in various contexts, but then never seen them take part in anything, it feels so boring. But then you are happy every time someone gets the chance to work.
— Think how many people share the same dreams. It would have been easier to aim to work on harvesting peas, or something.