BBC acquires Tobias Lindholm’s The Investigation
James R | On 10, Oct 2019
The BBC has acquired Tobias Lindholm’s new crime series The Investigation.
Produced by Fremantle’s Scandinavian drama producers, Miso Film, the 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 in 2017. The series follows the methodical, unusual and technical work that enabled them to solve the murder. It is being made in close cooperation with Jens Møller and Kim Wall’s parents, Ingrid and Joachim 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.
The drama is written and directed by Lindholm, the Oscar-nominated director A Hijacking, A War and The Hunt. He is no stranger to TV, though, having guests directed on Netflix’s Mindhunter.
Lindholm, who is reuniting with Malling and Asbæk on the project. 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.”
Production is currently underway in Denmark.