Director: Scott Frank
Executive Producer: Rob Bullock, Scott Frank, Chandni Lakhani and Andy Harries
Writer: Scott Frank, Chandni Lakhani, Stephen Greenhorn and Colette Kane
Cast: Matthew Goode, Chloe Pirrie, Alexej Manvelov, Kelly Macdonald, Mark Bonnar, Shirley Henderson, Jamie Sives, KateDickie and Leah Byrne
Production Company: Left Bank Pictures
Department Q is an adaptation of the novels of the same name from Danish author, Jussi Adler-Olsen. Written by Scott Frank, Chandni Lakhani, Stephen Greenhorn and Colette Kane, the series revolves around a former top-rated detective in Edinburgh assigned to a new cold case whilst wracked with guilt following an attack that left his partner paralysed and another policeman dead.
Detective, Carl Morck - brilliant but impossible - has his life turned upside down after a violent incident leaves his partner paralysed and an officer dead. Upon his return to work, he is tasked with setting up Department Q – a new cold case department, which is little more than a PR exercise.
At first, being sidelined suits Carl; he’s happy to waste his days playing solitaire and skiving. Yet over the course of the series, Carl’s detective instincts are reawakened, and his new department down in the basement becomes an unlikely magnet for the misfits and mavericks of Chief Super, Moira’s police team.
Department Q is in production in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Images: Headshots of Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Goode and Chloe Pirrie, courtesty of Netflix