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.
When a gruesomely staged body is found at the German-Austrian border, two detectives investigate. As the ritual-like murders continue, they enter the killer’s sinister world, set in the Alpine wilderness. Originally aired in Germany as Der Pass.
One year on, Ellie is still haunted by the “Krampuskiller,” putting her colleagues in danger. An unlikely bond forms between Ellie and junior officer Yela Antic, while a young millionaire discovers his sadistic side.
Gedeon wakes from a coma only to receive unwelcome news from his medical team. Meanwhile, Ellie struggles to hide the extent of her trauma. A new case comes in from Austrian investigators—prompting Ellie to pass it to new colleague Yela.
Yela travels to Austria for the investigation, and is greeted by Riffeser and Christian, who are both assigned to the case. Feeling frustrated by a lack of progress, Yela decides to turn to a familiar face for help, with promising results.
After more than a year of silence, the killer strikes again. But when an outsider throws Yela and Gedeon’s investigation off track, it comes with serious repercussions. Undeterred, Yela takes her hunt dangerously close to the killer.
A grim discovery is made about Yela, prompting Ellie to return. Meanwhile, the team works to trap the murderer once and for all. But when their plans are foiled they begin to suspect there’s a mole within their ranks.
After a fourth body turns up, Ellie and Gedeon’s investigation leads them to a secretive and elite hunting club. But when the members rebuff police attention, the pair are forced to take unethical measures as they zero in on the killer.
With a fifth woman within the killer’s grasp, it’s a race against the clock to unveil the murderer’s identity. Both Gedeon and Ellie battle to hide their struggles as their prime suspect slips through the pair’s fingers.
Determined to stop the killer, Gedeon and Ellie believe they’ve found the key to bringing the whole case to a close. But when the pieces don’t quite add up, Ellie pushes further, revealing shocking truths about her partner and friend.