Principal photography is now underway on Netflix’s new detective series, Freud.
The mystery thriller, which will see the Sigmund Freud fight crime, was first announced last year and its premise has gotten no less appealing since. The German-Austrian Co-Production, directed by Marvin Kren (4 Blocks), portraits the founder of psychoanalysis before his rise to world wide reputation in 1886 Vienna. His controversial theories gain the interest of famous psychic medium Fleur Salomé and Alfred Kiss, a war veteran and police officer. With them at his side, Freud soon finds himself in the midst of a murderous conspiracy.
Robert Finster stars as Freud, alongside Ella Rumpf (Fleur Salomé) and Georg Friedrich (Alfred Kiss), with the additional cast including Christoph Krutzler, Mercedes Müller, Rainer Bock, Philipp Hochmair, Anja Kling, Heinz Trixner, Lukas Miko, Aaron Friesz, Brigitte Kren, Martin Zauner, Johannes Krisch and Mathias Stein.
Freud is produced by Netflix, Austrian Public broadcaster ORF, Bavaria Fiction and Satel Film with the support of Vienna’s Filmfonds Wien and Media. Kren is writing, producing and directing the project, with Stefan Brunner (Tatort) and Benjamin Hessler (4 Blocks) developing the screenplay together with Kren. Additional executive producers are Heinrich Ambrosch (A Fortunate Man) at Satel Film and Moritz Polter (Das Boot) for Bavaria Fiction.
Filming on the eight-part series is now underway in Vienna and Prague and continues until May 2019. It will premiere globally on Netflix in 2020.
Crime-frighting Sigmund Freud heads to Netflix for new Austrian series
7th July 2018
If “crime-fighting Sigmund Freud” are four words that you’ve been waiting to hear all your life, Netflix’s new original show is one for you.
The streaming giant has signed a deal with ZDF Enterprises to co-produce Freud, a new series that will see the young psychoanalyst as he teams up with a medium and a police officer to solve a series of murders. The German-language crime series marks Netflix’s first Australian original, with ORF broadcasting the programme in its home country and Netflix releasing it internationally in the UK, USA, Germany and other markets.
Set in 1886, just as Freud’s theories are stirring controversy, it sees Freud partner with medium Fleur Salome and war veteran and police inspector Alfred Kiss. Together, they will hunt down a serial killer plaguing Austria’s capital city.
Netflix is co-producing with ORF and Satel Film/Bavaria Fiction, while Marvin Kren will direct. Kren, who has worked on 4 Blocks and Tatort, will combine modern thrills with a period setting, with the script co-written by Kren with Stefan Brunner (Tatort) and Benjamin Hessler (4 Blocks). Variety notes that the drama has been building buzz since it was pitched at 2017’s Berlin Drama Series Days, with Heinrich Ambrosch (A Fortunate Man) attached to exec produce for Satel Film and Moritz Polter for Bavaria Fiction.
The deal marks Netflix’s ongoing investment in European content, with last month seeing the site ink its first European overall series deal with Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, the creators of its smash hit German series Dark.