The BBC has picked up Vienna Blood from Sherlock scribe Steve Thompson.
The Austrian-based crime thriller is based on the best-selling Liebermann novels by Frank Tallis. It follows Max Liebermann (Matthew Beard) who is “a brilliant young English doctor, studying under psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. He meets Oskar Rheinhardt (Juergen Maurer), an Austrian detective and the pair go on to tackle some of Vienna’s most mysterious and deadly cases.”
Vienna Blood is produced by Endor Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company, and MR Film.
“Vienna Blood is a unique, ambitious and compelling crime drama, set in glorious Vienna during an extraordinary period in its history,” said Sue Deeks, BBC’s head acquisitions.
Bo Stehmeier, president of Red Arrow Studios International, said: “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.”
The series also stars Conleth Hill, Charlene McKenna, Amelia Bullmore, Jessica De Gouw, and Luise Von Finckh.