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Pernilla August, Shmi Skywalker in the Prequel Trilogy, is to star in ‘The Investigation,’ a highly anticipated six-part new crime series from Fremantle.  The Scandinavian series has been acquired by the BBC.

Produced by Fremantle’s Scandinavian drama producers, Miso Film, Miso Film, and written and directed by the Oscar-nominated Tobias Lindholm (A Hijacking, A War, Mindhunter), the series follows the complex investigation carried out by Jens Møller, the Head of Homicide for the Copenhagen Police, surrounding the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall.

Søren Malling (A Hijacking, Borgen) leads the cast as Jens Møller, alongside Pilou Asbæk (Game Of Thrones, A War) as the prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen and Pernilla August (Star Wars, Best Intentions) and Rolf Lassgård (The Hunters, Downsizing) as Kim Wall’s parents, Ingrid and Joachim Wall. Further cast includes Laura Christensen, Anders Juul, Henrik Birch, Hans Henrik Clemensen, Dulfi Al-Jabouri and Charlotte Munck.

Sue Deeks, BBC Head of Programme Acquisition, says: “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.”

The series is currently under production in Denmark, not air date has yet been projected.