WarnerMedia snags Danish drama ‘The Investigation’ for HBO Max & HBO

The Investigation

WarnerMedia has picked up North American rights to six-part Scandinavian drama The Investigation, which will become available via streamer HBO Max and cablenet HBO.

The show explores the death of Swedish journalist Kim Wall after she boarded a submarine built by a Danish inventor. It has been produced by Fremantle’s Scandinavian outfit Miso Film, with Tobias Lindholm (Mindhunter) writing and directing.

The series focuses on the investigation by Copenhagen Police head of homicide Jens Møller and follows the methodical, unusual and technical work that enabled his team to solve Wall’s murder. It has been made in close cooperation with Møller and Wall’s parents, Ingrid and Joachim Wall.

The drama was produced in Denmark and is co-produced with Outline Film for TV 2 Denmark, SVT in Sweden and Nordic streamer Viaplay. Fremantle sells the show globally and last year secured pre-sale deals with the UK’s BBC and RTL in Germany.

It will debut on HBO on 1 February at 22.00ET/PT, when it will also become available on HBO Max, joining a clutch of international acquisitions for the streamer such as BBC One’s 2019 UK hit The Trial of Christine Keeler, Fremantle’s Spanish-language psychological thriller La Jauria, British dark comedy Two Weeks To Live, and  Gomorrah and Singletown.

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