Season One of the hit crime drama Vienna Blood delivered excellent ratings when it aired in Austria and Germany earlier this month. In Austria the series delivered a huge average share of 23% for ORF, who scheduled it over three consecutive nights, while in Germany, the first episode delivered a share of nearly 13% for ZDF, way above the average for the slot. The German broadcaster is scheduling Vienna Blood weekly.
The premiere of Vienna Blood on BBC Two in 2019 also attracted large audiences, rating as the No.2 drama of the year for the channel. The series also debuted successfully on PBS in February 2020, attracting both critical and viewer acclaim.
Red Arrow Studios International distributes the series internationally, where it has sold widely, including to broadcasters in France, Spain, Finland, Japan and key territories across Central and Eastern Europe.
Set in 1900s Vienna and based on the best-selling novels by Frank Tallis, Vienna Blood is produced by award-winning production company Endor Productions and MR Film in Austria for ORF and ZDF. It has been adapted by acclaimed screenwriter Steve Thompson (Deep State, Jericho, Sherlock)
Production on Season Two of Vienna Blood (3 x 45’ or 6 x 45’) began in August 2020, shooting on location in Vienna in English, and once again stars Matthew Beard (The Imitation Game, Dracula) as Max Liebermann, and Juergen Maurer (Vorstadtweiber, Spuren des Bösen) as Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt. The second season is being directed by Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Robert Dornhelm (Anne Frank: The Whole Story), the lead director of the first series of Vienna Blood.
This second season will deliver in 2021 and has also been pre-sold to BBC and PBS.
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