The second series of Vienna Blood (3 x 90’) - written by acclaimed screenwriter Steve Thompson and based on the best-selling Liebermann novels by Frank Tallis - will air on BBC Two this winter.
The series, filmed in English and on location in Vienna, also stars Conleth Hill, Charlene McKenna, Amelia Bullmore, Lucy Griffiths and Luise von Finckh.
Starring Matthew Beard and Juergen Maurer, 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.
A brilliant young English doctor, Max Liebermann (Matthew Beard), and Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt (Juergen Maurer) investigate a series of unusual and disturbing murders.
Max’s extraordinary skills of perception and psychology and Oskar’s forceful tenacity lead them to solve some of Vienna’s most mysterious and deadly cases.
Sue Deeks, BBC Head of Programme Acquisition, says: “Welcome back Max and Oskar! After the great success of series one we are so looking forward to returning to the opulent, entertaining, and endlessly fascinating world of Vienna Blood.”
Hilary Bevan Jones, Managing Director of Endor Productions, comments: “To have had the pleasure of filming in the magical city of Vienna for a second series was such a treat, a real feast for the eyes, not only for us as programme makers but - we hope - for our viewers too.
"We have three more compelling stories written by the incredible Steve Thompson and once again inspired by the world Frank Tallis created in his Liebermann novels. With Matthew Beard and Juergen Maurer heading our fantastic international cast and Robert Dornhelm weaving his directorial vision we have been spoiled. We look forward to revisiting the love and warmth of the Liebermann family and new adventures with our duo Max and Oskar."