The BBC has acquired six episode Scandinavian true crime drama The Investigation after striking a deal with international distributor Fremantle. No word on which channel the series will air on or when it will premiere.
The Investigation 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. It focusses on the methodical, unusual and technical work that enabled them to solve the murder of Wall.
The series, which is being made in close cooperation with Jens Møller and Kim Wall’s parents, is produced by Fremantle’s Miso Film and Outline Film stars Søren Malling, Pilou Asbæk, Pernilla August, Rolf Lassgård, Laura Christensen, Anders Juul, Henrik Birch, Hans Henrik Clemensen, Dulfi Al-Jabouri and Charlotte Munck. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Tobias Lindholm penned the series and will direct.
“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”, Lindholm said in a statement. “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.”
“Tobias Lindholm is an extraordinarily gifted and sensitive film-maker, and we are so looking forward to bringing the remarkable story of The Investigation to BBC viewers”, added the BBC’s Head of Programme Acquisition Sue Deeks.