Right at the beginning of "gold rush" The bloodied Wolfgang Löhns (Burghart Klaußner, 72) blocks Ellen Lucas (Ulrike Kriener, 67) from entering the underground car park early in the morning.

“Gold Rush” – finally fresh “replenishment” with “Inspector Lucas” on ZDF.

Nuremberg – Finally fresh “replenishment” with “Inspector Lucas” on ZDF. It is the second fall from their new home in Nuremberg, after film partners Tilo Pruckner († 79) died.

Right at the beginning of “Gold Rush”, the bloodied Wolfgang Löhns (Burghart Klaußner, 72) blocked Ellen Lucas (Ulrike Kriener, 67) from the entrance to the underground car park early in the morning. © ZDF/Barbara Bauriedl

And he has it all, because right at the beginning an obviously confused man in the blood-smeared pajamas of the commissioner (Ulrike Kriener, 67) runs in front of the car!

He believes he accidentally shot his daughter in self-defense – mistaking her for a burglar.

And indeed: Kathrin’s body lies in Wolfgang Löhns’ cellar. But the course of events makes Lucas doubt his confession…

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Did Kathrin’s brothers shoot instead? After all, father Wolfgang hoards large amounts of gold in the house. Appropriately, the title of the new ZDF thriller from today’s Saturday is also “Gold Rush”.

Burghart Klaußner (72) plays the once proud “patriarch” from whom control and memories slip – pleasantly authentic, cliché-free and understandable.

Ellen Lucas (Ulrike Kriener, 67) suspects that there is a tragedy behind Wolfgang Löhns' (Burghart Klaußner, 72) despair.  He thinks he mistook his daughter for a burglar.

Ellen Lucas (Ulrike Kriener, 67) suspects that there is a tragedy behind Wolfgang Löhns’ (Burghart Klaußner, 72) despair. He thinks he mistook his daughter for a burglar. © ZDF/Barbara Bauriedl

Two more episodes of the crime series with the working titles “Helden wie wir” and “Final Decision” have been in production since April 22nd. Shooting takes place in Nuremberg and Munich.

In “Helden wie wir” Ellen Lucas is faced with a seemingly clear case: a woman got involved in a dispute on the train and had to pay for her civil courage with her life on the next platform.

But inspector Lucas, as always, meticulously and undeterred follows the many small clues that led to the fateful encounter between perpetrators and victims.

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In the film “Final Decision”, Ellen Lucas has no idea that the found body will lead her into a web of lies that was spun to cover up a mistake by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution. An old colleague (Rainer Bock, 67) supports their investigations. Filming is expected to continue until July 4th. The broadcast dates are not fixed yet.

TV tip: This Saturday there’s the second case from Nuremberg. “Inspector Lucas: Gold Rush” runs in prime time from 8.15 p.m. on ZDF – and is already in the media library to see.

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