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Netflix has set the global premiere date for Woman of the Dead, a new German-language revenge thriller series. Check out the English-subtitled trailer.

Woman of the Dead (Totenfrau)
Woman of the Dead (Totenfrau): Anna Maria Mühe as Brunhilde Blum — Photo by Stephan Burchardt © Mona Film/ Barry Films

Adapted from Bernhard Aichner‘s best-selling novel Totenfrau, the first title in his “Totenfrau” trilogy, Woman of the Dead (Totenfrau) stars Anna Maria Mühe (Bauhaus – A New Era, Dogs of Berlin) as Brunhilde Blum, a loving wife and mother of two young children. Blum lives with her family in a popular ski resort, where she owns a funeral home, works as the undertaker, and deals with death on a daily basis.

But when it’s her husband who dies, Blum is shaken to her core. Killed in front of her eyes, he was the victim of a hit and run. Only it wasn’t an accident as she had originally thought. When Blum realizes that her husband was murdered because he was in the process of uncovering terrible secrets, she sets out on a quest for revenge. But soon after starting her pursuit of the murderers, Blum becomes increasingly cornered, is forced to face her own harrowing past, and turns from being the predator to the prey.

Woman of the Dead, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Thursday, January 5, 2023, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

The cast includes Felix Klare (Faster than Fear), Yousef Sweid (Baghdad Central), Shenja Lacher (Detective Ellen Lucas), Robert Palfrader (Hotel Sacher), Simon Schwarz (Altes Geld), Gregor Bloéb (Murder by the Lake), Michou Friesz (Vienna Blood), Gerhard Liebmann (Anatomy of Evil), Hans-Uwe Bauer (Marnow Murders), Sebastian Hülk (All Quiet on the Western Front), Andrea Wenzl (Detective Ellen Lucas), Wolfram Koch (Dark), Britta Hammelstein (Tatort), and Peter Kurth (Babylon Berlin).

The six-episode thriller is directed and co-executive produced by Nicolai Rohde (Tatort: Borowski). Created for television by Barbara Stepansky (Outlander), Wolfgang Mueller (Das Boot), and Benito Mueller (The Whistleblower), the series is written by Barbara Stepansky, Wolfgang Mueller, Benito Mueller, Mike Majzen (Pagan Peak), and Nicolai Rohde.

A German-Austrian co-production of Netflix and ORF, Woman of the Dead is produced by Benito Mueller and Wolfgang Mueller for Barry Films, and Thomas Hroch and Gerald Podgornig for Mona Film Produktion GmbH. It is co-produced by Al Munteanu of SquareOne Productions.


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Woman of the Dead: German-Language Thriller Series Gets Premiere Date
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