Topic is the criminally good streaming service from Kino Lorber and First Look Entertainment for thrillers, mysteries, dramas and documentaries from around the world, serving viewers who crave entertainment beyond the mainstream. Whether it’s a Nordic-noir crime thriller (The Killing), an Italian supernatural drama (Christian), or a haunting true crime docu-series from the UK (The Missing Children), Topic expands your view of the world.
An Agatha Christie offshoot featuring Sven Hjerson, a detective who has suddenly retired, and Klara, a reality TV producer with ambitions to create more meaningful work. Together the unlikely pair solve murder mysteries.
Former detective, Hjerson’s mother has just died. He boards a ferry to his hometown where he meets Klara, a TV producer. A mysterious murder occurs aboard the vessel and the unlikely pair launch an investigation.
Much to the ferry crew’s displeasure, Hjerson and Klara continue to investigate the mysterious murder of a passenger. Just as they settle in on a prime suspect, a tragic event throws Hjerson and Klara off course.
On the beach in Hjerson’s hometown, a man donning a chicken costume has been brutally beaten and then suddenly disappears. Hjerson and Klara follow tracks to a location that brings back distant memories for Hjerson.
An unpublished novel inspires a copycat murder at a restaurant. Only five people, including the author, have read the work– so it must be an inside job. Or is it? The author contacts Hjerson and Klara to crack the case.
A renowned actor is gunned down on a movie set. Klara is keen to investigate, but Hjerson is preoccupied with unraveling his past. Klara goes rogue to investigate the case on her own and takes on heat from local authorities.
After a second mysterious crime occurs on the movie set, local police believe the crime is solved. But, Hjerson believes there’s something more afoot. Meanwhile, Klara begs the question one last time: Will there be a TV show, or not?