Since 2016, the SOKO Köln team has been successfully led by Diana Staehly as Chief Detective Anna Maiwald. She leads her team with a steady hand and in a humorously confident manner.
She is assisted by Detectives Matti Wagner (Pierre Besson), Jonas Fischer (Lukas Piloty), Vanessa Haas (Kerstin Landsmann), Lilly Funke (Tatjana Kästel) and forensic pathologist Dr. Philip Kraft (Thomas Clemens).
Also in the 16th season there are plenty of exciting cases, which play in every conceivable milieu. The team solves even the most complicated cases with finesse and a precise eye for seemingly insignificant details. But despite all the criminalistic flair, humor and fun are not neglected.
For the start of the new season, Torsten Wacker takes over as director. The first four episodes feature Verena Altenberger, Jasmin Schwiers, Maike Johanna Reuter, Guido Lambrecht, Svenja Jung, Felix Vörtler, Denis Moschitto, Wanda Perdelwitz, Katy Karrenbauer, Anna Thalbach, Kristin Suckow, Ferdinand Schmidt- Modrow Jytte-Merle Böhrnsen, Peter Fieseler, Aurel Manthei, Lewis Köhl and other actors.
The producers are Andrea Rullmann and Florian Strebin. SOKO Köln is produced by Network Movie Köln, with Wolfgang Cimera as producer. ZDF is edited by Wolfgang Witt and Peter Jännert.