"The Investigation" will dramatize the work behind one of the most iconic lawsuits in recent history.
HBO has acquired the rights to "The Investigation", Tobias Lindholm's limited series about the murder of journalist Kim Wall in 2017. The premium cable operator revealed the trailer for the show with six episodes on Monday.
"The Investigation" will examine complex real life detection in connection with the murder of Wall, who went aboard a submarine owned by former entrepreneur Peter Madsen for an interview in 2017. The submarine was found sunk the next morning, and Wall's dismembered body parts were found across the region. Madsen was convicted of murder in 2018 and sentenced to life imprisonment in a publicly known trial.
The Danish-language series premieres on February 1 on HBO.
Søren Malling ("A Kidnapping") leads the cast as Jens Møller, the head of the murder squad of the Copenhagen police, together with Pilou Asbæk ("Game of Thrones") as prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen. Pernilla August ("Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Threat") and Rolf Lassgård ("The Hunters") play Kim Wall's parents, Ingrid and Joachim Wall. Other actors are Laura Christensen ("Crying for Love"), Anders Juul ("A Horrible Woman"), Henrik Birch ("Norskov"), Hans Henrik Clemensen ("Love and Rage") and Dulfi Al-Jabouri ("Darkland") ). ) and Charlotte Munck ("A War").
According to HBO, "The Investigation" closely follows Jens and his team in their search for the truth. The team employs methodical, unusual, and technical work tactics in hopes of providing the prosecutor with solid evidence to create a compelling case and giving loved ones the security they deserve. The series was shot in close collaboration with Jens Møller and Wall's real parents.
"It was with great humility that I created The Investigation," said Lindholm in a statement. “It is very responsible to tell stories about real-world events. So I'm more than grateful for the support I've received, including some of the most talented and recognized actors in Denmark and Sweden. "
"The Investigation" marks a return to television for Lindholm, who last directed two episodes of Netflix's "Mindhunter" in 2017. He has also co-written the most recent Danish films such as "Another Round" (or "Druk") from 2020 Danish) and 2016 "The Commune".
Check out the trailer for "The Investigation":