A third series was planned, but due to the death in 1998 of Ernst-Hugo Järegård (Stig Helmer) and the subsequent death of Kirsten Rolffes (Mrs Drusse) in 2000, the likelihood of a third series was very remote. Lars von Trier actually wrote the third and final season, but the production was not picked up by DR. At that point, five regular cast members had died and it seemed impossible to continue the series. The abandoned scripts were sent to the producers of Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital (2004), but it is unclear whether they used the scripts or not.
The level of coffee in Helmer's cup switches back and forth by inches between shots.
The series was released in some territories in a five-episode version, with each episode running approximately 50 minutes. This is the version available on video in the UK and Canada.
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