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Shooting commences on new Netflix series Skylines

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- Principal photography is under way for the series about Frankfurt’s hip-hop and drug scene

Shooting commences on new Netflix series Skylines
Actors Edin Hasanovic (left) and Richy Müller

Back in October, Netflix announced a slate of five new original German series: Tribes of EuropaDon’t Try This at HomeSkylinesThe Barbarians and an untitled Christmas mini-series. The US media-service provider reported last week that shooting for Skylines had already begun. 

Set in Frankfurt, the story will focus on Jinn, a young hip-hop producer whose life changes when he gets the opportunity to sign with Skyline Records, the label of rap star Kalifa. Yet making a name for himself there will turn out to be a difficult task for the young producer. Organised crime makes its way into the world of music when Ardan, the label owner’s gangster brother, returns from exile and starts pressuring his sister into giving him his share. While Ardan uses the music company for his own criminal purposes, policewoman Sara, a former friend of Kalifa’s, begins to investigate Skyline Records. 

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The scripts penned by head author Dennis Schanz and writers Oliver Karan, Ole Lohmann and Kim Zimmermann will be made into six 50-minute episodes by directors Max Erlenwein (Gravity [+see also:
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) and Soleen Yusef (House Without Roof [+see also:
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).

In the leading roles are Richy Müller (known for portraying police inspector Thorsten Lannert in the popular German TV series Tatort) and Edin Hasanovic (Only God Can Judge Me [+see also:
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). Other parts are to be played by Murathan MusluPeri Baumeister and Erdal Yildiz

The series is being produced by Netflix together with Komplizen Film (Jonas DornbachJanine JackowskiMaren Ade and David Keitsch) and StickUp Filmproduktion (Luis Singer and Dennis Schanz).

Netflix is set to release the series shot in Frankfurt and Berlin as early as 2019.

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