Apple TV+ announced today its first series from Germany, the dark comedy Where’s Wanda?.
Where’s Wanda? is a new eight-episode, German-language dark comedy series starring International Emmy® Award nominee Heike Makatsch (Love Actually, Hilde), German Comedy Award winner Axel Stein (The Vault, Not My Day), multi-award winner Lea Drinda (The Gryphon, We Children from Bahnhof Zoo), newcomer Leo Simon, Palina Rojinski (Welcome to Germany, Nightlife), and Nikeata Thompson (How to Dad).
The story follows Carlotta (Makatsch) and Dedo Klatt (Stein), who, with their daughter Wanda (Drinda) and son Ole (Simon), were a normal family — until Wanda disappeared several months ago without a trace. After waiting in vain for the police to bring her back, Dedo and Carlotta, desperate to find their missing 17-year-old daughter, take matters into their own hands.
With the help of tech-savvy Ole, who helps Carlotta and Dedo obtain surveillance devices, they disguise themselves as employees of an electrical company — bugging first their neighborhood and then half of their suburb — and finding out that, behind closed doors, none of their neighbors are who they pretend to be.
The series also features multiple award winners Devid Striesow (All Quiet on the Western Front, I‘m Off Then) and Joachim Król (The Most Desired Man, Gloomy Sunday), alongside Jasmin Shakeri (The Magic Flute) and Bavarian Film Award nominee Kostja Ullmann (My Blind Date With Life, Paradise).
A production of UFA Fiction, a Fremantle company, for Apple TV+, Where’s Wanda? is directed by award-winning filmmakers Christian Ditter (How to be Single, Love, Rosie, Girlboss, Biohackers) and Tobi Baumann (Faking Hitler, Pastewka, Die Wespe). The series is written by Royal Television Society nominee Oliver Lansley (Flack, Whites, FM) and based on a story by Zoltan Spirandelli (Vaya con Dios, Lulu). The executive producers are Rockie Award winner Nataly Kudiabor (Arthur‘s Law, The Mopes) and two-time International Emmy® Award winner Sebastian Werninger (The Physician, Deutschland83, All About Me).
The premiere date has not been set yet. Stay tuned for updates.
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