Get to know the Detective Forst cast: The main stars of the Polish mystery series

Detective Forst. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023
Detective Forst. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

If you're looking for something that'll keep you thoroughly entertained and guessing, you should definitely check out the mystery-thriller series Detective Forst on Netflix. In fact, it's one of the top shows on the streaming platform at the moment, so that should tell you it's at least worth checking out.

It's a Polish Netflix original series based on the popular Forst book series by Remigiusz Mróz. Daniel Jaroszek and Leszek Dawid signed on to direct, while Agata Malesińska, Jacek Markiewicz, and Marcin Cecko wrote the scripts.

It centers around a suspended detective who joins forces with an investigative journalist to solve a series of murders that happened in the Tatra Mountains.

But who plays the protagonist? What about the other cast members? Below, you'll find who portrays who in the mystery-thriller series on Netflix.

Borys Szyc
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Borys Szyc plays the main role of Wiktor Forst, a detective who is determined to hunt down and capture a vicious serial killer. He's a Polish actor who was born on Sept. 4, 1978, making him 45 years old and his zodiac sign Virgo. Additionally, he was previously in a relationship with a woman named Anna Bareja, and they share a daughter together. He's currently married to a woman named Justyna Szyc-Nagłowska and they share a son together.

Borys's other roles

  • Recipe for Life as Jerzy Knape (TV show)
  • Lekarze as Przemyslaw Karski (TV show)
  • Warszawianka as Franek "Czuly" Czułkowski (TV show)
  • Furia as Ziminov (TV show)
  • Magnesium as Zbroja Lewenfisz (Movie)
  • Mialo cie nie byc as Michal (Movie)
  • Joika as Andrei Vadys (Movie)

Zuzanna Saporznikow plays the role of journalist Olga Szrebska who helps Detective Forst with the murder cases. Her previous roles were in the TV shows W rytmie serca, M jak milosc and Na dobre i na zle. She also had voice roles in the podcast series Upadek gigantów, Teatr Polskiego Radia and Zima swiata.

Here's who else stars in Detective Forst and who they play:

  • Andrzej Bienias as Edmund Osica
  • Artur Barciś as Jarosław Rozwadowski
  • Kamilla Baar as Dominika Wadryś Hansen
  • Piotr Franasowicz as Karol Adamiak
  • Aleksandra Grabowska as Agata Osica
  • Szymon Wróblewski as Staszek Kowalik
  • Maciej Pesta as Gjord Hansen
  • Małgorzata Hajewska-Krzysztofik as Halina Sznajderman
  • Magdalena Dębicka as Frantiska
  • Mikołaj Kubacki as Piotr Sznajderman
  • Krzysztof Łakomik as Jędrzej Lakomik
  • Elżbieta Bielska as Nina Pieniak
  • Jerzy Rogalski as Leon Lowotarski

The show is rated TV-MA, meaning it's meant to be viewed by mature, adult audiences only. Given what the show is about, this maturity rating seems appropriate. It was given this maturity rating for strong language, nudity, smoking, and graphic violence. This type of content is definitely not kid-friendly, so we strongly recommend watching this series when no kids are around.

Be sure to check out Detective Forst, now streaming on Netflix.

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