Dresden (dpa) – Actor Martin Brambach is happy to be the commissioner of the “crime scene” in Dresden, Peter Michael Schnabel. “I intend to stick to it, it’s a lot of fun,” he said Wednesday during a break from filming the 14th case with the working title “cat and mouse”. The 53-year-old appreciates that the young directors are always brought in and that the scripts are very different. Competition from streaming services doesn’t even make it easy to find a film crew.

According to Brambach, the Dresden “crime scene” is also watched by many young people. “But I also know a lot of people who don’t have a utility anymore, just a Netflix account or something.” It is not just about quotas, “it is because the population is well informed, with news, that we have a common story that we can talk about”.

Brambach does not feel determined by the “crime scene”. “I’m an actor and I want to slip into many roles, to acquire other things, other biographies, it’s a wonderful thing.”

Until September 1, he will again be in front of the camera at the head of the commissioners Karin Gorniak (Karin Hanczewski) and Leonie Winkler (Cornelia Gröschel) in the city on the Elbe. The team, which is investigating for the eighth time in this line-up, is faced with the kidnapping of a journalist – and the head of the police department, Schnabel, is getting closer to the assailant than desired. The broadcast is scheduled for 2022, after Cases 12 and 13 which have already been filmed.