Series: in Postproduction | Netflix, ORF | 2020

Blending a period setting with a contemporary style, crime thriller series Freud will be a modern, sexy and suspenseful take on the life of the celebrated doctor. 

Freud tells the story of the young psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud in Vienna in 1886, just as Freud's revolutionary theories are being met with strong opposition from colleagues and wider Austrian society. It is at this time he meets the war veteran and policeman Alfred Kiss and notorious medium Fleur Salomé and unwittingly becomes part of a nerve-racking investigation into a murderous conspiracy.

Picture: Hans Starck

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer

Heinrich Ambrosch, Moritz Polter, Sonja Hoffmann, Marvin Kren


Sonja Hoffmann, Simone Ruff

Co-production company

Satel Film

Production Funding

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


Netflix, ORF

Commissioning Editor

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


Oliver Retzer, Jan Hille, Christoph Loidl, Bettina Mazakarini


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.

Marvin Kren directs mystery thriller series "Freud"

Tue, 9. Oct 2018
Amsterdam / Vienna / Munich - Principal photography of the eight-part production with Robert Finster, Ella Rumpf and Georg Friedrich as lead characters is set to start in January 2019.

"Freud" in the running for the "CoPro Series" Award at Berlinale

Mon, 23. Jan 2017
Bavaria Fernsehproduktion and Satel Film are part of the Berlinale „CoPro Series“ with their joint crime thriller project "Freud".

Marvin Kren to direct crime series “Freud“

Mon, 27. Feb 2017
Innovative filmmaker Marvin Kren (4 Blocks) will direct and co-create crime series "Freud", which has been jointly developed by Bavaria Fernsehproduktion and Satel Film.