BBC Two in the UK has released the first trailer for forthcoming crime drama Vienna Blood, produced by Endor Productions and MR Film.
The BBC has also announced the UK premiere date for the show: November 18, 2019 at 9pm on BBC2.
The series is commissioned and co-produced by Germany’s ZDF and Austria’s ORF, where the show will premiere in their respective territories. Red Arrow Studios International has led the co-financing of the drama and is distributing the show worldwide. Other funding partners include Televisionfund Austria, TV-Filmfund Vienna and Niederoesterreich Kultur.
The series will air on BBC Two in the UK this year.
The three-part, feature-length, drama, written by acclaimed screenwriter Steve Thompson (Sherlock, Deep State), is based on the best-selling Liebermann novels by Frank Tallis.
Starring Matthew Beard (The Imitation Game, And When Did You Last See Your Father?), and Juergen Maurer (Vorstadtweiber, Tatort), Vienna Blood is set in 1900s Vienna, a hot bed of philosophy, science and art, where a clash of cultures and ideas play out in the city’s grand cafes and opera houses.
Max Liebermann (Matthew Beard) is a brilliant young English doctor, studying under the famed psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. When Max comes into contact with Oskar Rheinhardt (Juergen Maurer), an Austrian Detective Inspector struggling with a strange case, he offers his assistance. Max’s extraordinary skills of perception and forensics, and his deep understanding of human behaviour and deviance, help Oskar solve some of Vienna’s most mysterious and deadly cases.
The series, filmed in English on location in Vienna, also stars Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones), Charlene McKenna (Ripper Street), Amelia Bullmore (Gentleman Jack), Jessica De Gouw (Dracula) and Luise Von Finckh (Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten).
Vienna Blood is directed by Academy award and Emmy nominee Robert Dornhelm (Anne Frank: The Whole Story) and Umut Dag (Cracks In Concrete). The producers are Hilary Bevan Jones and Jez Swimer for Endor Productions and Andreas Kamm and Oliver Auspitz for MR Film. Executive Producers are Steve Thompson, Klaus Lintschinger (ORF), Wolfgang Feindt (ZDF) and Bo Stehmeier and Carlo Dusi (Red Arrow Studios International).