A New TV Crime Series is Set in Basel
A new crime series on Swiss television SRF 1 called “Die Beschatter” (The tail), which is set in Basel and directed by the well-known director Michael Steiner, will start on October 30. The series is about ex-policeman Leo Brand (Roeland Wiesnekker), who founds a school for budding detectives out of financial necessity. In order to get the most out of school, his amateurish beginners solve real cases. The neglected Agotha (Meryl Marty) soon blossoms from a bankrupt pain in the neck into Leo’s favorite student. She wants to become a detective to find her missing mother. But this search threatens to unearth a terrible secret from Leo’s police past. The new series from Basel is a crime comedy with a dark thriller simmering in the background.
The first two episodes of the series will be broadcast on SRF 1 on Sunday evening, October 30, 2022, and can be watched live at a public viewing on Basel’s Marktplatz starting at 19:30 in the presence of several of the protagonists. The other four episodes of the first season will be broadcast on Tuesday evenings, November 1, 8, and 15, and on Thursday evening, November 17, 2022, starting at 20:05 on SRF 1.
In Basel, posters point to central filming locations of the series, such as the Detective Academy in the Lysbüchel area, the “Bosporus” snack bar below the Heuwaage viaduct, the Basel Zoo, and the Kunstmuseum Basel. “The crime series from Basel is also an important platform for regional filmmaking,” says Katrin Grögel, head of the Basel-Stadt Department of Culture. “With the TV series, Basel can recommend itself as a film location for future film projects,” explains Sabine Horvath, Head of External Relations and Location Marketing Basel City. The canton of Basel-Stadt is also committed to offering film productions the best possible framework and filming conditions on location.