Criminals, dress warmly:
Chief Inspector Martin Stolberg investigates for the 50th time in his Düsseldorf territory.

ZDF will show four new cases of the old-school detective from Saturday, January 12, 2013, 9:45 pm. Rudolf Kowalski will be joined in the title role by Wanja Mues as Inspector Nico Schreiber, Jasmin Schwiers as Inspector Svenja Landau, and Eva Scheurer as forensic pathologist Dr. Hannah Voskort.

In the opening episode, “The Prodigal Son,” patrolmen find a disturbed-looking boy in the middle of the night, his clothes soaked in blood. He barely responds to the police officers’ questions. It is difficult for Stolberg to clarify his identity. During the search for Arnd Kessler, the boy’s father, a terrible sight awaits the police officers: They find him in a huge pool of blood in a hotel room. The man has been stabbed to death.

On Saturday, January 26, 2013, 9:45 p.m., the episode “Heaven and Hell” is about the sudden death of ex-prostitute Severine. She is involved with inspector Nico Schreiber, but he wants to finally draw a line under this unhappy relationship. When she calls him one night because her little daughter Fanny is home alone, he drives to her place and picks up the girl. The next morning he finds Severine dead in her apartment – by all appearances dead from a heroin overdose.

In “The Frankenberg Protocols” on Saturday, February 9, 2013, 9:45 p.m., Stolberg is confronted with the atrocities committed during the Balkan War in the 1990s, in which the renowned chief physician of a German private clinic was probably also involved.

In the 50th episode of the series in total, “Nahkampf,” commissioners Stolberg, Schreiber and Landau will investigate their own ranks on Saturday, March 2, 2013, 9:45 pm. Increasingly, investigative successes are thwarted in relation to a white slave ring. There seems to be a mole in the ranks of the LKA. In the search for the leak, Stolberg himself gets caught in the crossfire.

The new episodes were directed by Martin Eigler, Michael Schneider and Peter Payer. The scripts were written by Martin Eigler, Jörg von Schlebrügge and Clemens Murath as well as Sven Poser & Denise Schöwing. Guest stars include Alina Levshin, Suzanne von Borsody, Anna Thalbach, Marcus Mittermeier, Nadja Bobyleva, Branko Samarovski, Simon Schwarz and Tilo Prückner.

“Kommissar Stolberg” was produced by Network Movie Film- und Fernsehproduktion, Cologne. Producers are Wolfgang Cimera and Bettina Wente, producer is Nina Güde. Sabine Groß is the ZDF editor.

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    Jörg von Schlebrügge, Natalia Geb, Sönke Lars Neuwöhner, Sven Poser, Denise Schöwing, Clemens Murath, Martin Eigler

    Michael Schneider, Peter Payer, Martin Eigler

    Andreas Zickgraf, u.a.

    Claus Kottmann

    Marina Popkova-Sologub

    Dirk Leupolz, Fabian Römer, Matthias Weber

    Sandra Köppe

    Jörg Kroschel, u.a.

    Petra Herpich

    Georg Voskort

    Nina Güde

    Wolfgang Cimera, Bettina Wente

    Network Movie, Köln

    Sabine Groß

    Die Darsteller

    Rudolf Kowalski
    Wanja Mues
    Jasmin Schwiers
    Eva Scheurer

    Alina Levshin, Petra Kleinert, Renate Krößner, Sven Pippig, Jeremy Mockridge, Catherine Flemming, Thomas Balou Martin, Marija Mauer, Marcus Mittermeier, Hanns Zischler, Simon Schwarz, Nadja Bobyleva, Suzanne von Borsody, Anna Thalbach, Branko Samarovski, Tilo Prückner u.v.w.