This popular fiction series follows the police officers in a precinct of Ghent (Flanders, Belgium), both professionally and in their private lives. Main characters include detectives like John Nauwelaerts and Raymond Jacobs, the gay Wilfried Pasmans who shakes his sissy image by moving from office - to field work, motorized cops such as Nick Debbaut and the ethnic Turks Selattin and Mihriban Ates. Other recurring characters include some of their relatives or partners, especially when those side-stories interact with their police work, as well as forensic and public prosecution officials.
|Series cast summary:|
|Ludo Hellinx||-||Raymond Jacobs 127 episodes, 1999-2009|
|Mark Tijsmans||-||Wilfried Pasmans 127 episodes, 1999-2009|
|Veerle Malschaert||-||Carla Deseyn 91 episodes, 2000-2009|
|Andrea Croonenberghs||-||Britt Michiels 84 episodes, 1999-2009|
|Rebecca Huys||-||Merel Vanneste 77 episodes, 1999-2007|
|Jo De Meyere||-||John Nauwelaerts 75 episodes, 2003-2009|
|Maarten Bosmans||-||Bruno Soetaert / - 66 episodes, 2001-2008|
In the first series of Flikken (1999), Turkish actors Cahit Ölmez and Kadèr Gürbüz star as brother and sister Selatin and Mihriban Ates. In one episode, they are talking about something in Turkish. While Kadèr Gürbüz has a Turkish father, her mother is Flemish and therefore she cannot speak Turkish. Before the shooting of that particular scene, Cahit Ölmez had to teach her how to say each and every word of her lines.
The character John Nauwelaerts played by Jo De Meyere first appeared in '"Heterdaad" (1996)'. He swapped series because the character moved from Brussels to Ghent.