Amazon announces new German Prime Original BEAT
Prime Video continues to invest in German series and series makers. BEAT (working title) was produced by Hellinger / Doll Filmproduktion and Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany in co-production with Pantaleon Films GmbH and is Amazon’s fifth German Prime Original after You Are Wanted, The Paint Is Off, Pastewka and Deutschland86. Amazon’s next German Prime Original will be a dangerous journey through Berlin’s vibrant club scene overshadowed by a series of bizarre murders by organized crime. Marco Kreuzpaintner directs and unites in BEAT (AT) a high-class German-speaking cast with Jannis Niewöhner, Karoline Herfurth, Christian Berkel, Alexander Fehling, Kostja Ullmann, Claudia Michelsen, Hanno Koffler, Anna Bederke and Karl Markovics. The series will be available exclusively to Prime members worldwide from the end of 2018. All seven episodes are instantly available and can be downloaded indefinitely to mobile devices and tablet PCs at no additional cost.
After the great success of You Are Wanted and the recently launched eighth season of Pastewka , Amazon announces today a new German Prime Original: The new series with the working title BEAT, produced by Hellinger / Doll Filmproduktion and Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany in co-production with Pantaleon Films GmbH, playing in the vibrant Berlin club scene, which is overshadowed by bizarre-shocking murders. All seven episodes will be available by the end of 2018 exclusively from Prime Video, Amazon’s video streaming service.
Directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner , known for the critically acclaimed German film Krabat , BEAT brings together a high-class German-speaking cast starring Jannis Niewöhner ( Emerald Green ), Karoline Herfurth ( You Are Wanted ), Christian Berkel ( Inglorious Basterds ) and Alexander Fehling ( In the Labyrinth Silence ), Kostja Ullmann ( My Blind Date with Life ), Claudia Michelsen (Berlin Station), Hanno Koffler ( Krabat ),Anna Bederke (Mrs. Ella) and Karl Markovics ( Grand Budapest Hotel ). Norbert Eberlein is responsible for the books. Producers of the series are Chris Doll , Lothar Hellinger and Willi Geike .
“It’s always our goal with Prime Video to provide prime members with unique series and films of the highest caliber that tell surprising and exciting stories. BEAT is a breathtaking adventure in Berlin’s club scene with some of the best German-speaking performers. We are very pleased to bring our customer Amazon’s fifth German Prime Original, “says Dr. Christoph Schneider, Managing Director Prime Video Germany.
“Together with Hellinger / Doll and Pantaleon, we have produced another German premium series for a video streaming service with BEAT and have found the ideal partner with Amazon,” says Willi Geike, President and Managing Director of Warner Bros. Entertainment GmbH.
“For Warner Bros., this is another step in the strategy to produce quality German-language feature films and TV series with the most innovative and creative partners.”
“After having been very successful in producing feature films with our partner Warner Bros., we are very pleased to have realized our first high-quality series based on spectacular books by Norbert Eberlein. We could not have imagined a better director than Marco Kreuzpaintner for this project, who also provided the idea for the material. In addition, we are overjoyed and proud of the consistently outstanding cast. BEAT is fast, excessive, breathtakingly filmed and up-to-the-minute, “says Christopher Doll, who heads Hellinger / Doll Filmproduktion together with Lothar Hellinger.
BEATtells the story of Robert Schlag (Jannis Niewöhner), also called Beat. The Berlin club promoter is a frontier worker, absolutely addicted to drugs, sex and the nightlife of Berlin. Organized crime worldwide is being scrupulous with everything that brings a lot of money. With drugs, with people, with weapons and also with organs. The only chance the state authorities have left to come to the back of the criminal network for tailor-made organ trafficking is unconventional methods. Beat is just the thing. Nobody is as well connected as he is. No matter what you need, who you are looking for: Beat has the right contact, knows the right people.
A series like an adrenaline rush.
Prime members can view BEAT through the Prime Video app on Smart TVs, mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick and Apple TV, or online. You can also download the Prime Original and watch it offline on mobile devices at no extra cost.