Vienna Blood (3 x 90’) is written by acclaimed screenwriter Steve Thompson. Based on the best-selling Liebermann novels by Frank Tallis, the series will air on BBC Two this winter.
Starring Matthew Beard and Juergen Maurer, Vienna Blood is set in 1900s Vienna: a hot bed of philosophy, science and art, where a clash of cultures and ideas play out in the city’s grand cafes and opera houses. Max Liebermann (Matthew Beard) is a brilliant young English doctor, studying under the famed psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. Max is keen to understand the criminal mind and begins to observe Oskar Rheinhardt (Juergen Maurer), a Detective Inspector in the Vienna Police Department, who is struggling with a perplexing case. Max’s extraordinary skills of perception and forensics, and his deep understanding of human behaviour and deviance, help Oskar solve Vienna’s most mysterious cases.
The series, filmed in English and on location in Vienna, also stars Conleth Hill, Charlene McKenna, Amelia Bullmore, Jessica De Gouw and Luise von Finckh. Vienna Blood is produced by Endor Productions and MR Film (Austria).
Red Arrow Studios International has led the co-financing of the series and is the international distributor. Germany’s ZDF and Austria’s ORF are co-production partners and will premiere the show in their respective territories. Other funding partners are Televisionfund Austria, TV-Filmfund Vienna and Niederoesterreich Kultur.
Film One – The Last Séance
Film Two – Queen of the Night
Film Three – The Lost Child
Directed by Robert Dornhelm and Umut Dağ