Shadowplay: Crime Drama, Starring Taylor Kitsch as American Cop in Berlin

Kitsch plays a Brooklyn cop sent to post-War Berlin in Shadowplay, the period crime drama, which premieres at the CanneSeries TV Festival.


Taylor Kitsch in 'Shadowplay'
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Taylor Kitsch in ‘Shadowplay’

The series is created by Studiocanal’s Tandem Productions and Canada’s Bron Studios, premieres at TV festival CanneSeries.

Kitsch built a name for himself by playing for five seasons in Friday Night Lights, the acclaimed, Emmy-winning NBC drama.

But over the last decade of his career, he expanded his range as an actor with such complex and darker roles in Ryan Murphy’s TV movie The Normal Heart, on the second season of True Detective, and as cult leader David Koresh in Waco.

And now he plays Max McLaughlin in Shadowplay, a period crime drama, from the creators of Nordic noir series The Bridge, in which he is cast as a Brooklyn cop tasked with setting up a police force in post-World War II Berlin. Among his opponents is “Engelmacher” Gladow (played by Sebastian Koch).

Max is also on a mission to save his brother Moritz (Logan Marshall-Green). Both siblings suffered a childhood trauma, but have taken very different paths. Moritz, who served in World War II, has returned to Germany and begun to hunt down unrepentant Nazis, killing them in brutal ways.

Michael C. Hall, Nina Hoss, Tuppence Middleton, and Mala Emde co-star.