Series: now on Netflix | 15.-22.03.20 on ORF 1

Vienna, 1886. The young Sigmund Freud is still a long way from being a globally revered national figure. His peculiar concept of the unconscious and his use of hypnosis draws ridicule and sees him marginalised by the medical establishment. His professional reputation is at stake, as is his engagement to his beloved Martha. He finds distraction accompanying his friend Arthur Schnitzler to cocaine-fuelled nights with Vienna’s polite society.

When this same society is shaken by a series of mysterious murders, Freud enlists the aid of fragile medium Fleur and traumatised war veteran and policeman Alfred Kiss in his bid to expose the masterminds behind the crimes, which are causing a stir – even in the upper echelons of political circles. 

Pictures: Jan Hromádko

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2021 New York TV & Film Award Gold - category "Crime Drama"
2021 New York TV & Film Award Silver - category "Best Direction"
2021 New York TV & Film Award Bronze - category "Best Production Design/Art Direction"
2021 Nomination „Jupiter Award“ for Best TV-Series (National)
2020 Nomination German Academy for Television Award "Best Make-Up" - Daniela Skala & Martin Geisler
2020 Nomination German Academy for Television Award "Best Set-Design" - Verena Wagner
2020 Nomination German Academy for Television Award "Best Supporting Actor" - Georg Friedrich
2020 Berlin Series Award "Best Supporting Actor" - Georg Friedrich
2020 Nomination Berlin Series Award "Best Acting Performance in a Leading Role" - Ella Rumpf
2020 Nomination Berlin Series Award "Best Director" - Marvin Kren
2020 Nomination Berlin Series Award "Best Series"
2020 ROMY Award "Best Production TV-Fiction" - Heinrich Ambrosch, Moritz Polter und Marvin Kren
2020 Nomination ROMY Award "Best TV-Series"

Cast & Crew

Executive Producers

Heinrich Ambrosch, Moritz Polter, Marvin Kren, Jan S. Kaiser


Sonja Hoffmann, Simone Ruff

Co-production company

Satel Film

Production Fundings

Creative Europe - Media Programme of the European Union, Filmfonds Austria, Vienna Film Fund and the Czech Film Fund


Netflix, ORF

Commissioning Editors

Sabine Weber (ORF), Kai Finke (Netflix)


Stefan Brunner, Benjamin Hessler, Marvin Kren


Marvin Kren

Director of Photography

Markus Nestroy


Robert Finster, Ella Rumpf, Georg Friedrich, Christoph Krutzler, Brigitte Kren, Anja Kling, Philipp Hochmair


Eva Roth

Line Producer

Friedrich Gruner, Sascha Ommert

Unit Production Manager

Sebastian Rybing

Set Design

Verena Wagner

Costume Design

Max Wohlkönig


Daniela Skala, Martin Geissler


Stefan Will, Marco Dreckkötter


Olivia Retzer, Jan Hille, Christoph Loidl, Bettina Mazakarini


"Freud" among top Netflix series worldwide

Fri, 11. Dec 2020
Munich - Being listed in the Top 10 in 67 countries, mystery series "Freud", a co-production of Satel Film and Bavaria Fiction, is one of Netflix’ most successful German language productions worldwide.

Mystery series “Freud” wins ROMY for "Best Production TV Fiction”

Tue, 19. May 2020
Vienna - Netflix/ORF series “Freud” has received the Austrian ROMY award for "Best Production TV Fiction". The trophy is awarded to exec producers Heinrich Ambrosch (SATEL Film) and Moritz Polter (Bavaria Fiction) as well as director/creator Marvin Kren.

Mystery Series “Freud“ launches on Netflix

Mon, 17. Feb 2020
Berlin - Following its worldpremiere at Berlinale and on Austria’s ORF, mystery series “Freud“ will launch worldwide on Netflix on March 23rd. Starring Robert Finster, Ella Rumpf and Georg Friedrich, “Freud“ is coproduced by Satel Film and Bavaria Fiction and showrun by Marvin Kren.

Principal Photography on FREUD has started

Tue, 22. Jan 2019
Amsterdam, Vienna - The German-Austrian Co-Production "Freud" has started principal photography on January 7th. The mystery thriller series, directed by Marvin Kren (4 Blocks), portraits the founder of psychoanalysis before his rise to world wide reputation.