Vienna Blood is coming to the BBC.
The broadcaster has picked up the Austrian-set crime thriller, filmed on location in Vienna.
Vienna Blood hails from Sherlock scribe Steve Thompson. It is based on the best-selling novels by Frank Tallis. It is produced by the UK’s Endor Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company, and Austria’s MR Film.
Vienna Blood stars Matthew Beard (The Imitation Game), and Juergen Maurer (Tatort). The series follows Max Liebermann (Beard) a “brilliant young English doctor, studying under psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. He meets Oskar Rheinhardt (Maurer), an Austrian detective and the pair go on to tackle some of Vienna’s most mysterious and deadly cases.”
Sue Deeks, the BBC’s head acquisitions, said: “Vienna Blood is a unique, ambitious and compelling crime drama, set in glorious Vienna during an extraordinary period in its history.”
“We are proud to have brought Frank Tallis’ outstanding novels to life in the historic and beautiful city of Vienna,” said Endor boss Hilary Bevan Jones. Oliver Auspitz and Andreas Kamm of MR Film added: “Vienna Blood is no longer just a best-selling novel, it’s now a TV drama with global appeal.”
Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones), Charlene McKenna (Ripper Street), Amelia Bullmore (Gentleman Jack), Jessica De Gouw (Dracula), and Luise Von Finckh also star.