The Investigation

Based on the real-life investigation into the 2017 murder of young Swedish journalist Kim Wall, which made headlines around the world as “the submarine case”, this limited drama series follows the team of investigators and divers who worked tirelessly for six months in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles to gather evidence and bring justice for Wall’s family.

Søren Malling (A Hijacking) leads the cast as Jens Møller, the Head of Homicide for the Copenhagen Police, alongside Pilou Asbæk (Game of Thrones) as the prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen. Pernilla August (Star Wars) and Rolf Lassgård (The Hunters) star as Kim Wall’s parents, Ingrid and Joachim Wall.

The Investigation is written, directed and executive produced by Oscar-Nominated Tobias Lindholm and produced by Fremantle’s Scandinavian production company, Miso Film. The series was made in close cooperation with the real-life Jens Møller and Kim Wall’s parents, Ingrid and Joachim Wall.

Inside The Investigation

Making The Investigation

Writer and director Tobias Lindholm discusses the human stories at the core of The Investigation and how the show was made with authenticity in mind.

The Story Behind the Headlines

Jens Møller Jensen, the actual lead investigator on the submarine case, gives his personal account of how the case impacted him and what he has learned about loss and life from Kim Wall’s parents, Ingrid and Joachim.

True Crime Becomes True Investigation

Writer and director Tobias Lindholm describes how he set out to tell a story that reinvents the true crime genre.

Timeline of Events

Track how The Investigation unfolds from week to week with a chronological breakdown of the case.

Related Resources

Founded in 1989, the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is the only global non-profit organization that offers emergency support, safety training, reporting opportunities and funding avenues offered specifically for women journalists.

IWMF is making more women’s bylines possible and work tirelessly to ensure a greater diversity of voices represented in the news industry worldwide.

Learn more about IWMF and the foundation dedicated specifically to Kim Wall below.


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