Director for Film and Television

Jakob is currently executive producing and directing the Pilot and further episodes of a major new show for Apple created by Simon Kinberg. He recently directed the episode ‘Six Degrees of Freedom’ on the Jordan Peele reboot of The Twilight Zone, for CBS. Prior to that he was lead director and executive producer of The Alienist, written by Hoss Amini for TNT, Paramount and Anonymous Content. The series was nominated for five Emmy Awards and two Golden Globes.

Jakob also directed BBC crime drama The Fallstarring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan, which was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Mini Series and was described by the Guardian as 'one of the best dramas on the BBC in years.' His other credits include London Spy (winner of a BAFTA Craft Award), House of Cards Season 4 finale, and Black Mirror.



Director & Executive Producer 

Producer Simon Kinberg
Writer Simon Kinberg, David Weil, Andrew Baldwin
  • Sam Neill
  • Shamier Anderson
  • Golshifteh Farahani
  • Genre Films for Apple TV+
    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.

    Anonymous Content for TNT


    The Twilight Zone
    "Six Degrees of Freedom"
    1 x 60'
    Producer Jordan Peele (Exec Producer)
    Writer Heather Anne Campbell & Glen Morgan
    CBS for SYFY
    Creator Beau Willimon
  • Robin Wright
  • American political thriller series.

    MRC for Netflix
    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
    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
    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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    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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