Fremantle has completed deals with both BBC in the UK and Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland to pre-sell the upcoming crime series The Investigation.
Produced by Fremantle’s Scandinavian drama producers, Miso Film, and written and directed by the Oscar-nominated Tobias Lindholm (A Hijacking, A War, Mindhunter), the highly anticipated six-part series follows the complex investigation carried out by Jens Møller, the Head of Homicide for the Copenhagen Police, surrounding the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall.
Søren Malling (A Hijacking, Borgen) leads the cast as Jens Møller, alongside Pilou Asbæk (Game of Thrones, A War) as the prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen and Pernilla August (Star Wars, Best Intentions) and Rolf Lassgård (The Hunters, Downsizing) as Kim Wall’s parents, Ingrid and Joachim Wall. Further cast includes Laura Christensen, Anders Juul, Henrik Birch, Hans Henrik Clemensen, Dulfi Al-Jabouri and Charlotte Munck.
Tobias Lindholm, Director, says: “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 focusses on the Copenhagen Police and Head of Homicide, Jens Møller’s investigation and follows the methodical, unusual and technical work that enabled them to solve the murder of journalist Kim Wall. The series is being made in close cooperation with Jens Møller and Kim Wall’s parents, Ingrid and Joachim Wall.
Jonas Allen, Producer, Miso Film, says: “It’s fantastic to continue this journey on TheInvestigation with the BBC and Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland as our international partners. We now have a brilliant cast onboard who are working closely with Tobias to bring this unique story to the audience with their respectful and thoughtful performances.”
Jens Richter, CEO, International, Fremantle, says: “The investigation surrounding the murder of journalist Kim Wall is one that has both shocked and captured the world. Tobias Lindholm and Miso Film, alongside the exceptional cast, are creating a thrilling drama with authenticity and sensitivity. With the support of our trusted international partners, BBC and RTL, I have no doubt that British and German audiences will be moved by The Investigation.”
The Investigation is produced by Fremantle’s Miso Film and is currently in production in Denmark. The series was developed by Miso Film together with Tobias Lindholm. The Investigation is produced by Miso Film in co-production with Outline Film for TV 2 Danmark, SVT and Viaplay with support from The Danish Film Institute’s Public Service Fund and Copenhagen Film Fund. The series is distributed internationally by Fremantle.