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.
John River (Stellan Skarsgård) is a brilliant police inspector whose genius belies a tormented soul. Haunted by the murder victims whose cases he must lay to rest, he is now seeing his murdered partner everywhere as he investigates.
The discovery that Stevie was keeping secrets forces River to reassess how well he knew his colleague and friend. Unlocking her voicemails throws suspicion on somebody close to Stevie; somebody with real motive and a history of violence.
The investigation into Stevie's murder changes direction when CCTV footage shows her to be closely involved with an illegal immigrant who owned the car that was used in her murder. The police launch a manhunt to track him down.
When River and Ira uncover what Stevie was investigating before her murder, it leads to the discovery of a new suspect. But breakthroughs in the case have devastating implications for another member of the team.
As the fractured events of Stevie's murder start to swim into focus for River, the awful truth places more pressure than ever on his worsening state of mind. River resolves to find her killer but knows in doing so he will lose her forever.