Murder of journalist Kim Walls subject of new TV series

The high-profile murder of a Swedish journalist is set to become the subject of a television series, the Guardian reports.

Kim Wall was killed in August 2017 while working on a story about Danish inventor Peter Madsen.

After boarding a homemade submarine with Madsen, Wall disappeared and her dismembered body parts were discovered in a Copenhagen harbor soon after.

Madsen reportedly claimed Wall died by accident and that he ‘buried her at sea,” but authorities pointed to evidence contradicting that account and subsequently prosecuted him.

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As CrimeOnline previously reported, Madsen was convicted in April of premeditated murder, sexual assault and violating a corpse. He has been sentenced to life in prison.

According to the Guardian report, Danish writer and director Tobias Lindholm is making the six-part television series, which he said will principally revolve around the official investigation of the case.

Madsen “will at no time figure in the series,” Lindholm said in a press release.

Lindholm added that he intends “to make a crime series that cuts out all the colorful stuff and depicts the reality and the facts soberly and precisely.”

Wall’s parents, Ingrid and Joachim Wall, are expected to play a role in the creation of the television program. Law enforcement officials also will be involved, including Jens Møller, head of the Copenhagen police department’s homicide unit.

“We decided early on that Kim’s fate should not be forgotten and we developed a close relationship with Jens Møller over the course of the case,” Wall’s parents told the Guardian.

“Our conversations with both Jens and Tobias have caused us to trust that the story of how Kim’s murder was solved will be told from the right perspective and with respect for all who knew and loved Kim.”

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