Vienna Blood PBS 01/19/20

 

BBC Two has acquired thrilling new crime drama Vienna Blood from Red Arrow Studios International.

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 (The Imitation Game, And When Did You Last See Your Father?), and Juergen Maurer (Vorstadtweiber, Tatort), 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. When Max comes into contact with Oskar Rheinhardt (Juergen 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 (Game Of Thrones), Charlene McKenna (Ripper Street), Amelia Bullmore (Gentleman Jack), Jessica De Gouw (Dracula) and Luise Von Finckh (Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten). It is produced by Endor Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company, and MR Film (Austria).

Sue Deeks, BBC Head of Programme Acquisition, says: “Vienna Blood is a unique, ambitious and compelling crime drama, set in glorious Vienna during an extraordinary period in its history. We are excited to be bringing it to BBC Two.”

Hilary Bevan Jones, Managing Director of Endor Productions, says: “We are delighted BBC Two has acquired Vienna Blood. We are proud to have brought Frank Tallis’ outstanding novels to life in the historic and beautiful city of Vienna. The chemistry between the lead actors Matthew Beard and Juergen Maurer creates a fresh and unique TV partnership which is wonderfully complemented by an exceptional international cast.

 

Bo Stehmeier, President of Red Arrow Studios International, says: “Vienna Blood is a great example of the kind of bold, ambitious drama we are passionate about at Red Arrow Studios International. With its combination of gripping storylines, compelling cast and talented creative team, I’m sure the series will be a hit with viewers in the UK.”

Oliver Auspitz and Andreas Kamm, co-managing directors of MR Film, say: “Vienna Blood is no longer just a best-selling novel, it’s now a TV drama with global appeal. Produced in the heart of Austria as a UK-German-Austrian co-production, we are thrilled to be part of the story and looking forward to seeing the series make its debut on BBC Two.”

Red Arrow Studios International have led the co-financing of the series, and are the international distributors. Germany’s ZDF and Austria’s ORF are co-production partners and will premiere the show in their respective territories. Other funding partners include Televisionfund Austria, TV-Filmfund Vienna and Niederoesterreich Kultur.

Vienna Blood is directed by Academy award and Emmy nominee Robert Dornhelm (Anne Frank: The Whole Story) and Umut Dag (Cracks In Concrete). The producers are Hilary Bevan Jones and Jez Swimer for Endor Productions and Andreas Kamm and Oliver Auspitz for MR Film. Executive Producers are Steve Thompson, Klaus Lintschinger (ORF), Wolfgang Feindt (ZDF) and Bo Stehmeier and Carlo Dusi (Red Arrow Studios International). The series will air on BBC Two this year.

Miss Scarlet and the Duke

   ‘MISS SCARLET AND THE DUKE’
NEW PERIOD SET SERIES PHOTOS AND TRAILER ARE HERE

A+E Network‘s MISS SCARLET AND THE DUKE 19th century drama has new pictures from the sets featuring lead stars Stuart

As far as I’ve heard the series will also hit PBS sometime next year

Martin and Kate Philips as 19th century London’s first female private detective! The six episode series will also star Ansu Kabia, Andrew Gower, Matthew Malone, Simon Ludders. You can also check out the first trailer

Stuart Martin and Kate Philips in lead roles

featuring a scene in which she hits a policeman in a disgusting example of violence against men which is, I’m guessing, supposed to be funny. It is not. It is a despicable and vile example of hypocrisy and double standards.

 

London’s First Female Detective
When Eliza’s (Kate Philips) father dies, he leaves her penniless in a time where marriage is her only option for financial security. But the headstrong Eliza is determined to find another way. Luckily, she has an ace up

Stuart Martin returns to period set drama after Medici and Jamestown

her bonnet – her father’s business – a private detective agency. Eliza knows all the tricks of the trade but as a genteel 19th century lady she’s never been allowed to put them into practice. To operate in this man’s world, she needs a partner. Step forward Detective Inspector William Wellington (Stuart

The first season will consist of just six episodes

Martin) of Scotland Yard, who is also known as “The Duke;” drinker, gambler and womaniser. Eliza and The Duke strike up a mismatched, fiery relationship that will crackle and smoulder with sexual tension as they team up to solve crime in the murkiest depths of 1880’s London.

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