The “SOKO Köln” team investigates 14 new criminal cases with sure instinct, criminalistic flair and proven humor. The team continues to include Chief Inspector Anna Maiwald (Diana Staehly), Chief Inspector Matti Wagner (Pierre Besson) and Detectives Jonas Fischer (Lukas Piloty), Vanessa Haas (Kerstin Landsmann) and Lilly Funke (Tatjana Kästel), as well as forensic pathologist Dr. Philip Kraft (Thomas Clemens).
Contents of the first new episode: “Among Colleagues
In the first new case, “Unter Kollegen” (“Among Colleagues”), Ina Holtgreve, chief inspector in the drug squad, falls from the roof during a company party. Was it suicide, or was she pushed into the abyss? This is a particularly emotional case for the “SOKO” detectives and a nightmare for Matti Wagner: after all, Ina and he were a happy couple until recently. But then he had gotten cold feet and ended the relationship at the party, shortly before the fatal fall.
For the “SOKO” investigators, a feverish search begins for a possible perpetrator and his motive. Shortly before her death, Ina had wanted to confide something to Matti. Is this the answer to the many unanswered questions? Or did the investigation of a colleague become Ina’s undoing? Is Matti’s old friend and colleague Volkan Dercan behind the crime or Ina’s husband Carsten, who was also seen at the party? Matti’s desperate search for the perpetrator leads him to a long-forgotten case that is to be covered up with all its might and in which the public prosecutor’s office is involved.
The new season kicks off with Mascha Schilinski directing, with Ulrike Hamacher, Christoph Heininger, Nina Vukovic and Sascha Thiel also appearing in the other episodes of the season. The scripts for this season are by Gudula Ambrosi, Christoph Benkelmann, Michael Vershinin, Christoph Wortberg, Stephan Wuschansky, Georg Hartmann, Claudia Römer, Arne Laser, Christin Burger, Mira Roth, Hubert Eckert.
The producers are Andrea Rullmann and Florian Strebin. SOKO Köln is produced by Network Movie Köln, producer is Wolfgang Cimera. Peter Jännert and Eva Klöcker are the editors at ZDF.