BBC Four Picks Up Wisting & The Investigation

BBC Four in the UK has acquired the rights to Wisting, based on the best-selling crime novels by Jørn Lier Horst, and The Investigation, a true crime drama about the murder of journalist Kim Wall.

In Wisting, Chief Inspector William Wisting (Sven Nordin) joins forces with MI6 and the FBI to track down a serial killer who has eluded capture for years. But, as his journalist daughter heads straight into the path of the killer, a damaging accusation leaves Wisting suspended, fighting for his reputation, career and life.

BBC Head of Programme Acquisition, Sue Deeks, said: “Wisting has already been a tremendous success in Norway, and we have no doubt that BBC viewers will be equally engaged by such a likeable, emotionally complex lead character, and a compelling plot full of twists and turns.”

Meanwhile, The Investigation aims to provide a unique insight into the techniques used by the Copenhagen Homicide Unit led by Jens Møller (Søren Malling) in solving the murder of Kim Wall who disappeared after boarding the midget submarine of entrepreneur Peter Madsen.

Sue Deeks, said: “Tobias Lindholm is an extraordinarily gifted and sensitive film-maker, and we are so looking forward to bringing the remarkable story of The Investigation to BBC viewers.”

Wisting will air on BBC Four later this year, but it will be a longer wait for The Investigation (Utredningen | Efterforskningen) which is slated to premiere autumn 2020 in Sweden and Denmark.