Shooting commences on new Netflix series Skylines
by Ioana Florescu
- Principal photography is under way for the series about Frankfurt’s hip-hop and drug scene
Back in October, Netflix announced a slate of five new original German series: Tribes of Europa, Don’t Try This at Home, Skylines, The 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.
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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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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Netflix is set to release the series shot in Frankfurt and Berlin as early as 2019.
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