Umut Dağ

BBC Buys Crime Thriller Series »Vienna Blood« directed by UMUT DAĞ

Umut Dağ

BBC Buys Crime Thriller Series »Vienna Blood« directed by UMUT DAĞ

Monday, August 19, 2019

Umut Dağ directed both parts (2 x 90min) of the 3-parter »Vienna Blood« series (German title: »Liebermann«) which has now been bought by BBC.

The scripts, based on the best-selling novels by Frank Tallis have been written by Steve Thompson (Deep State, Sherlock).

Matthew Beard (The Imitation Game) and Juergen Maurer are starring, alongside an impressive cast including Jessica de Gouw, Luise von Finckh, Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones), Ursula Strauss, Harald Windisch, Simon Hatzl, Rainer Wöss, Christoph Luser, Gerhard Liebmann, Maria Bill, Petra Morzé and Alma Hasun.

»Vienna Blood« is produced by MR Film und Endor Productions, in co-production with ORF, ZDF and Red Arrow Studios International.

Casting Director: Nicole Schmied, Kelly Hendry

More information here: https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/bbc-vienna-blood-sherlock-red-arrow-matthew-beard-juergen-maurer-1203304592/

Set in the city in the early 1900’s, the plot focuses on a protégé of Sigmund Freud who helps a detective inspector solve an unusual and disturbing murder.

The three features will be based on Tallis’ first three books in the Liebermann Papers series of novels, and the films will be called Vienna Blood: The Last Seance, Vienna Blood: The Realm of Night and Vienna Blood: Fatal Lies.


Umut Dağ

After winning a First Steps Award in 2011 for the short film PAPA, Umut Dağ’s first feature film KUMA premiered in 2012 as the opening film in the Panorama section at the Berlin Film Festival. His second feature film RISSE IM BETON (CRACKS IN CONCRETE) was shown two years later at the Berlin Film Festival in 2014. (Berlin Panorama Special). After shooting the German Crime Drama Tatort REBECCA and numerous television dramas including COP STORIES and LANDKRIMI – ENDABRECHNUNG for ORF, Umut directed the award-winning television film DAS DEUTSCHE KIND (THE GERMAN CHILD) for which he won much acclaim including a nomination for the Grimme Award in 2019 and the German Directing Award Metropolis. In 2018 Umut directed two more Tatorts (SONNENWENDE, and DAS MONSTER VON KASSEL). In 2019, making his international debut, Umut directed the 2nd and 3rd episode of the English language 3-parter VIENNA BLOOD (LIEBERMANN) based on the novels by Frank Tallis and starring Matthew Beard and Juergen Mauer.