Vienna (OTS) – While he is currently up to mischief in the “suburbs” (every Monday at 8:15 p.m. on ORF 1), he will soon ensure law and order elsewhere: from Tuesday, February 23, 2021, Andreas Kiendl will be on ORF 1 at 8:15 p.m. again in the “Soko” mission. But as the former “Soko Kitzbühel” cop Klaus Lechner, who quit his service more than ten years ago, he is not looking for clues again in Tyrol, but is now investigating along the Danube as a district inspector – and is thus the first investigator to work in the long-standing “Soko” history returns. At the beginning – the remaining three of the total of 16 cases of this 15th “Soko Danube” relay – the “team spirit” is also put to the test right away: an admission ritual is fatal for an exceptional football talent, and Klaus Lechner has to get by his new colleagues and colleagues are first welcomed. In Brigitte Kren’s team, along with Kiendl (who, by the way, will be a guest in “Studio 2” on ORF 2 at 5:30 p.m.), Stefan Jürgens, Lilian Klebow, Maria Happel and Helmut Bohatsch will investigate as usual. The shooting for the 16th season of the ORF crime thriller (from March 16 on ORF 1) is expected to be in full swing until March.
The sporty continues at 9:05 p.m. on ORF 1: “Diving through” is the name of the game at “Soko Kitzbühel” when a swimming coach is found dead in a Dacapo case.
The start may be a bit bumpy”
About ten years ago, Andreas Kiendl was in front of the camera for the last time for “Soko Kitzbühel” (seasons 6 to 9) and ended his work as inspector Klaus Lechner – to move to Graz and have more time for the family. But in the end everything went differently than planned, and so it happens that Lechner – again for family reasons – quits the unloved back office and now strengthens the “Soko Danube” with his expertise as an investigator:
“Klaus Lechner comes from the ‘Soko Kitzbühel’ team. After ten years of office work in Graz, he feels like investigating again – and that’s how he came to Vienna. It is announced relatively neutrally by the boss. You don’t know much about him – except that he has experience.
The start may be a bit bumpy, but it quickly turns into a harmonious team. “And Kiendl continues on the role:” A new color and a certain irritation are already intended with the introduction to the team.
The re is no point in doing what our colleagues have been doing excellently for years. And so I came up with a somewhat different, atypical and maybe a bit quirky figure. “
Even though Klaus Lechner has already experienced a lot, he has remained a philanthropist and has retained his unbroken positive attitude towards life. His curiosity for the human psyche is at least as great as for the puzzles of science, logic and forensics. With natural authority and respect, but also a lot of patience, serenity, attention and empathy, he devotes himself to the fates with which he is confronted in the course of his work. But it can also happen that Lechner understands a convicted murderer and – despite a strong sense of justice – is not always that happy with the outcome of the investigation. His sometimes fanatical search for the truth, his Styrian stubbornness, his direct and at the same time distant behavior and the fact that he has little to do with conformity and conventions do not always make him a good team player.
The neo-“Soko Donau” -cop comes to work by bike, does not attach too much importance to the appearance, is casual and has nothing of what makes a typical macho. Not surprisingly, then, that one or the other time he is perceived as an outsider – which he can live with, not least because of his healthy self-confidence. As far as the female sex is concerned, let me just say this much: Fears of commitment and self-discipline save the single from many an adventure. And even if his dry and lovingly ironic humor can be attractive to women and he takes his fatherhood seriously, he is one thing above all: married to his work.
More about the episode content
“Soko Danube – Team Spirit” (Tuesday, February 23, 8:15 p.m., ORF 1)
With Andreas Kiendl, Stefan Jürgens, Lilian Klebow, Brigitte Kren, Maria Happel and Helmut Bohatsch; Directed by: Olaf Kreinsen
Larissa Seiwald (Resi Müller), exceptional football talent and only recently a player in a first division club, is found dead near her boarding school. All female soccer players are interviewed. Kira (Julia Wozek) quickly emerges as a team leader. She posted a not very flattering video about Larissa, in her opinion just to promote the sport. After Beck’s (Maria Happel) autopsy it is clear:
The team admits that although she had to eat gruesome things and drink vodka, Larissa broke off the ritual and wanted to get some fresh air on her own. Which of the girls then inflicted the brutal injuries on her and forcibly given her the alcohol? And why was the trainer the last one Larissa called before she died?
“Soko Donau” (on ZDF: “Soko Wien”) is a production by Satel-Film in cooperation with ORF and ZDF, made with the support of Fernsehfonds Austria, Filmfonds Wien, Land Oberösterreich, Land Niederösterreich, Cinestyria Filmcommission and Fonds and der Film Commission Graz.
“Soko Kitzbühel – diving through” (Tuesday, February 23, 9:05 p.m., ORF 1)
With Jakob Seeböck, Julia Cencig, Ferry Öllinger, Heinz Marecek, Andrea L’Arronge and Veronika Polly as well as Elisabeth Wabitsch in an episode role; Director: Rainer Hackstock
The n Alex’s father Erik moves into the focus of the investigation, because he is a former professional swimmer himself and would do anything for his daughter’s career.
“Soko Kitzbühel” is a co-production by ORF and ZDF, made by Gebhardt Productions.
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