27 JUL 2020

NETFLIX ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF GERMAN ORIGINAL SERIES “BIOHACKERS”

The science thriller was originally supposed to debut at the end of April, but will now debut on 20th August as a result of Covid-19-related delays.

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Netflix announced one of its most recent German original releases, “Biohackers.” The show, which was initially scheduled to launch by the end of April 2020, will now debut worldwide on Netflix on 20th August. “Biohackers is a modern and relevant show that has its finger on the pulse of time. We are beyond proud of our debut show,” Jakob Claussen of Claussen+Putz Filmproduktion said. 

The original show was created and directed Showrunner and Director Christian Ditter, who also worked on “How to be Single”, “Love Rosie”, “Girlboss.” The cast includes Luna Wedler, Jessica Schwarz, Adrian Julius Tillmann, Caro Cult, Thomas Prenn, Jing Xiang, Sebastian Jakob Doppelbauer und Benno Fürmann. 

Though the science thriller isn’t Covid-19-related, the platform’s creatives considered the outbreak and decided to delay its debut from April to August. The starting scene has proved to make some viewers feel uneasy. “What happens when normal people, like you and I, are confronted with things that are bigger than themselves," Ditter asked. "How far do you go to satisfy your desire for fame or even revenge? Where do we draw moral and ethical boundaries? All these questions will finally be answered with the worldwide launch of Biohackers on Netflix starting August 20."

The six-part series tells a story that takes place at a German University that is overshadowed by a revolutionary biohacking-technology and its ethical compromise. The show follows two rivals; Mia, played by Luna Wedler, who is a medicine student in her first term and pursues a secret plan, and Prof. Tanja Lorenz, a bio-scientist and famous lecturer played by Jessica Schwarz. 

Biohackers is a modern and relevant show that has its finger on the pulse of time. We are beyond proud of our debut show.” Jakob Claussen Producer Claussen+Putz Filmproduktion