Start of Principal Photography of two new episodes of “Murder By The Lake” Two new episodes of the successful ZDR/ORF crime series are in production until June 21, 2018.

(Cologne / Klagenfurt / Lake Constance) On April 17th principal photography of the brand-new episodes “Death In The Forest” (WT) and “Mermaid” (WT) with Nora Waldstätten and Matthias Koeberlin as German-Austrian team of detectives started in Bregenz, Lindau and surroundings directed for the first time by Michael Schneider (“Die Chefin”, “Stralsund”). Nora Waldstätten and Matthias Koeberlin are supported by Hary Prinz, Inez Bjørg David, Stefan Pohl, Peter Kremer, Bernadette Heerwagen, Michael A. Grimm, Sebastian Bezzel, Julian Weigend, Andreas Lust, Harald Windisch, Barbara Romaner. The scripts were written by Timo Berndt. Production will continue until June 21st, broadcasts on ZDF and ORF are planned for 2019.

Executive Producer Sam Davis, Rowboat: “I am really happy that we are able to continue this German-Austrian success of “Murder By The Lake” with two new thrilling criminal cases by a great team.”

Murder By The Lake – 8 „Death In The Forest” (WT)
with Bernadette Heerwagen, Michael A. Grimm, Harald Windisch Detectives Micha Oberländer (Matthias Koeberlin) and Hannah Zeiler (Nora Waldstätten) are called by a teacher and his students who, during a mystical night excursion through the dark forest, found the lifeless body of Sebastian Weidinger with ancient leather mitts over his hands. The centuries old tools used to tie up the victim were taken from the local history museum nearby, and tell the story of a medieval ritual in which criminals were tied up with leather mitts over their hands and made helpless, abandoned in the forest and hunted. The ones who survived were free, but most of them died. Who could have a motive to send Weidinger on this brutal journey to death? In the course of the murder investigation Zeiler and Oberländer have to face their new facts of their own lives´ and are confronted with a tragic story of love, loss and revenge.

Murder By The Lake – 9 „Mermaid“ (WT)
with Sebastian Bezzel, Julian Weigend, Andreas Lust, Anna Rot A dead mermaid, Sybille Baumgartner (Anna Rot), beaten to death and found in the shallow shoreline of Lake Constance, poses a new challenge to Micha Oberländer (Matthias Koeberlin) and Hannah Zeiler (Nora Waldstätten). The main suspect is Matteo (Arron Frieß), who belongs to a group of kite-surfers that set up their camp nearby. Is he the murderer or simply a witness on the run? The manhunt begins. Meanwhile, Oberländer and Zeiler dive into the victim´s family life and her husband Fabian Baumgartner (Sebastian Bezzel) and their daughter Emma (Lucy Gartner) - at a noble winery at Lake Constance. Oberländer will learn painfully, that Sybille, just like him, dared a new beginning and in doing so, she lost everything she ever loved. „Murder By The Lake“ is a coproduction of Rowboat Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH (Executive Producer Sam Davis) and Graf Filmproduktion GmbH (Executive Producer: Klaus Graf), ZDF and ORF. The project is funded by RTR / Fernsehfonds Austria and Land Vorarlberg. Commissioning editors are Daniel Blum at ZDF and Sabine Weber at ORF.

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