Director for Film and Television

Jakob has just directed an episode of The Twilight Zone, the new series from Oscar winner Jordan Peele. Jakob recently directed The Alienist, written by Hoss Amini for TNT, Paramount and Anonymous Content. Previously he directed Black Mirror, and the season finale of House of Cards Season 4. He also directed London Spy, starring Ben Whishaw and Jim Broadbent, for which he was nominated for a BAFTA Craft Award for Best Director. Jakob directed BBC crime drama The Fall for Artists Studio, starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan which was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Mini Series. It was described by the Guardian as 'one of the best dramas on the BBC in years.'  Subsequently he directed 2 episodes of the US version of The Bridge, starring Diane Kruger.



Director & Executive Producer 

The Alienist
Nominated for Golden Globe for Best Television Limited Series and Emmy nominated for Outstanding Limited Series
3 x 45'
Director Jakob Verbruggen
Writer Hossein Amini
  • Daniel Bruhl
  • Dakota Fanning
  • Luke Evans
  • Psychological thriller series based on the book by Caleb Carr.

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    Creator Beau Willimon
  • Robin Wright
  • American political thriller series.

    Creator Charlie Brooker
    Producer Lucy Dyke
    Director Jakob Verbruggen
    Writer Charlie Brooker
  • Malachi Kirby
  • Anthology science-fiction series.

    House Of Tomorrow for Channel 4
    The Fall
    Shortlisted for Best Drama Broadcast Award 2014 and nominated for Best Drama series for Press Guild Awards 2014
    5 x 60'
    Producer Justin-Thompson Glover, Gub Neal, Patrick Irwin, Julian Stevens
    Writer Allan Cubitt
  • Gillian Anderson
  • Jamie Dornan
  • Séainín Brennan
  • A gripping psychological thriller that forensically examines the lives of two hunters; a detective and a serial killer. 

    Artists Studio for BBC 2
    The Bridge (US version)
    2013 Peabody Award
    2 x 45'
    Creator Elwood Reid, Björn Stein, Meredith Stiehm
    Producer Patrick Markey
    Writer Hans Rosenfeldt , Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein
  • Diane Kruger
  • Demián Bichir
  • Detective thriller based on the Swedish-Danish original series.

    Shorewood, Inc., Elwood Reid, Inc., FX Productions, Filmlance, Shine America for FX
    Code 37
    19 x 45'
    Producer Dirk Impens
    Writer Hola Guapa, Dirk Nielandt, Alain Quateau
  • Veerle Baetens
  • Michael Pas
  • Marc Lauwrys
  • Gilles De Schrijver
  • Belgian crime-drama series.

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    London Spy
    Nominated for the BAFTA for best Mini-Series in 2016
    5 x 60'
    Creator Tom Rob Smith
    Producer Juliette Howell, Polly Hill (Exec. Producers)
    Writer Tom Rob Smith
  • Jim Broadbent
  • Charlotte Rampling
  • Ben Whishaw
  • Drama mini-series.

    Working Title for BBC2



    Producer Dirk Impens
  • Veerle Baetens
  • Michael Pas
  • Marc Lauwrys
  • Film based on the TV crime drama about a female detective who leads a police squad specialised in sexual offences. 

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