BBC announces new Scandinavian crime series

BBC announces new Scandinavian crime series

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By Caitlin Danaher,
Thursday, 10th October 2019
The Investigation (credit: BBC)
The Investigation (credit: BBC)

The BBC has acquired a new six-part crime drama, The Investigation.

The series will be written and directed by Tobias Lindholm (Mindhunter), who received an Oscar nomination in 2016 for his film A War.

The Investigation follows the real-life investigation undertaken by the Head of Homicide for Copenhagen Police, Jens Møller, into the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall in 2017.

Leading the cast as police chief Møller is Danish actor Søren Malling (Borgen), who will be joined by Pilou Asbæk (Game of Thrones) as the case prosecutor. Alongside them, Pernilla August (Star Wars) and Rolf Lassgård (Downsizing) will play Kim Wall’s parents, Ingrid and Joachim Wall.

The drama is being created in close cooperation with Kim Wall’s parents and Jens Møller.

Focussing on the unusually complex technical work used to solve the infamous case, The Investigation will aim to portray the story as faithfully as possible.

Lindholm commented: “It is with great humility that I create The Investigation.

“There is a great deal of responsibility in choosing to tell stories about events from the real world. Therefore, I am more than grateful for all the support I’ve received, including some of Denmark's and Sweden's most talented and acclaimed actors.”

The series, produced by Fremantle’s Miso Film, is currently in production in Denmark.

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The BBC has acquired a new six-part crime drama, The Investigation.