BBC Two has dipped into the cauldron of European crime drama and has acquired an English-language series set in Austria.
The three-part, feature-length, series, written by acclaimed screenwriter Steve Thompson (Sherlock, Deep State), is based on the best-selling Liebermann novels by Frank Tallis.
Starring Matthew Beard, and Juergen Maurer, Vienna Blood is set in 1900s Vienna, a hotbed 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 (Beard) is a brilliant young English doctor, studying under the famed psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. When Max comes into contact with Oskar Rheinhardt (Maurer), an Austrian Detective Inspector struggling with a strange case, he offers his assistance. Max’s extraordinary skills of perception and forensics, and his deep understanding of human behaviour and deviance help Oskar solve some of Vienna’s most mysterious and deadly cases.
The series, filmed in English on location in Vienna, also stars Conleth Hill, Charlene McKenna, Amelia Bullmore, Jessica De Gouw and Luise Von Finckh.