‘Vienna Blood’ future confirmed: Will there be a second season?

Vienna Blood has been renewed for another season.

Set in 1900s Austria, the period crime drama is adapted from the best-selling Liebermann novels by Frank Tallis by Sherlock writer Steve Thompson.

The cast includes Matthew Beard (The Imitation Game), Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones), Charlene McKenna (Ripper Street), and Amelia Bullmore (Gentleman Jack).

Season 2 is due to begin filming in August on location in Vienna.

Producer Hilary Bevan Jones commented: “Vienna proved to be wonderful to film in and we are delighted that the city has opened up again following the Coronavirus shutdown so that we can film there late summer.”

A number of period drama productions were halted earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, including Call the Midwife and Peaky Blinders.

Bevan Jones revealed: “Steve Thompson has written three more compelling stories, all inspired by Frank Tallis’ gripping Liebermann novels. And we are delighted to have Matthew Beard and Juergen Maurer again heading a fantastic international cast as well as Robert Dornhelm returning with his singular directorial vision.”

The first season launched in the UK last November to positive reviews from critics and aired in the US earlier this year.

The official synopsis reads: “Max Liebermann (Matthew Beard) is a brilliant young English doctor, studying under the famed psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. When Max comes into contact with Oskar Rheinhardt (Juergen Maurer), an Austrian Detective Inspector struggling with a strange case, he offers his assistance.

“Max’s extraordinary skills of perception and forensics, and his deep understanding of human behaviour and deviance, help Oskar solve some of Vienna’s most mysterious and deadly cases.”

All three feature-length episodes are available to watch on the PBS Masterpiece channel on Amazon Prime with a free 7-day trial!

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Producers Oliver Auspitz and Andreas Kamm said: “All of us at MR Film are just delighted by the success of Vienna Blood. To get such great engagement from viewers around the world is fantastic and we can’t wait to get started on the production of Season Two here in Vienna.”

They added: “Of course, ensuring the safety of our cast and crew is of paramount importance to us, and we are working with professional safety experts and officials to ensure that we adhere to every safety guideline and protocol, both on set and on location.”

Season 2 is expected to air in early 2021 on BBC Two in the UK and on PBS in the US.

Vienna Blood is available on DVD on Amazon.