In the new “crime scene”, the focus is on the coroner.Image: SWR/Patricia Neliganation
It’s part of the regular programming of many crime fans: the “Tatort”. This Sunday, ARD airs a new episode with the duo of investigators from Stuttgart. But this time everything is a little different from usual: the “crime scene” breaks the routine.
The ARD crime series generally follows a certain pattern. At least the beginning of each episode tends to be similar. A body appears in the first ten minutes at most. The investigation then begins and the medical examiner also leaves. But at the center of the series of crimes are the investigators. Only at the Münster “crime scene” is present, in addition to chief inspector Frank Thiel (Axel Prahl), also the forensic doctor Prof. Dr. Karl-Friedrich Boerne (Jan Josef Liefers), who is the focus. That changes with the latest episode – at least in the short term.
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Stuttgart “Tatort” breaks with routine
Because in the Stuttgart “crime scene” with the title “Forgiveness” the pathologist Dr. The focus is on Vogt, who usually dissected corpses in the silent basement. The fact that the focus changes on Sunday is mainly due to actor Jürgen Hartmann, who has played Dr. Vogt for 15 years.
Forensic doctor Dr. Vogt himself is under suspicion.Image: SWR/Benoît Linder
The idea for the new episode comes from Hartmann himself: “First of all, I’m an actor and Dr. Vogt is one of my favorite characters – of course I want my characters to appear and be able to develop,” he explained in an interview with “web.de”. In recent years, he realized “that such interesting stories can be told with Dr. Vogt.” You just had to give him space to do it. “After this realization, I simply thought about developing something on my own and breaking the routine at a ‘crime scene’,” he continued.
“Tatort” actor developed an idea for a new episode
Forensic doctors’ appearances at the “crime scene” usually end quickly. He “describes his first impressions and that’s it,” Hartmann described. He wanted to break this routine. He further reported:
“I asked myself: what if the coroner can no longer do his routine because he is irritated? It turns out he has a relationship with the deceased. to find out what character traits this lonely Dr. Vogt, who always sits in the basement and opens up corpses, really has. At what point in his biography did he disconnect?
At one point he presented this idea to the editorial and production team on the sidelines of a film festival and they were so excited “that the story was implemented”.
No sequels planned
For now, however, this specific break with the routines of the “crime scene” remains. “Unfortunately, the topic is not being addressed at first. This is a shame,” said Hartmann. However, it corresponds to “the principle to which we are committed” – “namely, on the one hand, sticking to a realistic framework and, on the other hand, not making too much use of the horizontal narrative style”.
Detectives “Tatort” Thorsten Lannert and Sebastian Bootz. Image: SWR/Patricia Neliganation
Since the plot of the episode also affects the relationship between inspectors Richy Müller (Thorsten Lannert) and Felix Klare (Sebastian Bootz) and the coroner – after all, Dr. Vogt under suspicion – but it cannot be completely ruled out that the event will repeat itself at any moment. Hartmann is at least certain: “Some viewers may wonder how this will continue.”
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