Where was The Investigation filmed? Let’s consider the filming locations of the BBC2 series as UK audiences work through it.

Recently, UK audiences were invited to dive into episodes of the acclaimed series The Investigation.

Written and directed by Tobias Lindholm (A War, Mindhunter), this six-episode miniseries centres on Head of Homicide Jens Møller and the Copenhagen Police’s investigation into the murder of journalist Kim Wall.

It explores the methods and details of the case, with Jens Møller and Kim Wall’s parents, Ingrid and Joachim Wall, cooperating with the creative team.

The likes of Søren Malling (A Hijacking), Pilou Asbæk (Game Of Thrones), Pernilla August (Star Wars), Rolf Lassgård (Downsizing) and more star, but some are wondering where The Investigation was filmed…

still from The Investigation, Miso Film et al., IMDb

Where was The Investigation filmed?

  • The Investigation was filmed in Sweden and Denmark with support from both The Danish Film Institute’s Public Service Fund and Copenhagen Film Fund.

The BBC includes that Jamie Lynn – EVP Head of EMEA Distribution, Fremantle – said of the project: “While crafting a gripping series as suspenseful as anything fictional, the committed research Tobias and the team have put into this project will ensure this a TV event like no other.”

Indeed, some cast members were actually involved in the case and play themselves, which Tobias addressed in an interview with SBS, also touching upon filming locations:

“The divers play themselves. So do the Swedish police dogs and Ingrid and Joachim’s fantastic dog, Iso. We also use the real crane ship, the real crew that lifted the submarine, and we film by the real Kim Wall memorial heart at the beach in Trelleborg…”

This helped add a sense of authenticity and the address for the memorial is as follows: Järabacksvägen, 231 92 Trelleborg, Sweden.

Tobias Lindholm on The Investigation

Addressing the project’s importance, Tobias has previously said:

“It is with great humility that I create The Investigation. There is a great deal of responsibility in choosing to tell stories about events from the real world. Therefore, I am more than grateful for all the support I’ve received, including some of Denmark’s and Sweden’s most talented and acclaimed actors.”

Later, when chatting with SBS, he explained the process: “Detective Jens Møller and prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen were with me from the first spark of the idea until the last day of the edit. Throughout the process, I would confront my ideas with the reality that they represented to make sure that I did not betray reality with dramatic but unreal scenes.”

He added: “A big challenge was to translate the facts into dramatic points that would represent the logic of reality. That is always the case in portraying real-life events.”

The Investigation: BBC2 schedule

To make sure you don’t miss out on any episodes, here is when they will air on BBC2:

  • Episode 1: Friday, January 22nd at 9 pm
  • Episode 2: Friday, January 22nd at 9.45 pm
  • Episode 3: Friday, January 29th at 9 pm
  • Episode 4: Friday, January 29th at 10.40 pm
  • Episode 5: Friday, February 5th at 9 pm
  • Episode 6: Friday, February 5th at 9.45 pm

The Investigation will be made available on BBC iPlayer shortly after broadcast.

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