“You Are Wanted”, Amazon Prime Video’s First German Original Series, will Launch Globally in Over 200 Countries and Territories
Amazon will launch its first German series, You Are Wanted, to Prime members globally. Produced by and starring Matthias Schweighöfer, You Are Wanted will not only launch in Germany and Austria, but across more than 200 countries and territories on six continents; Amazon will become the first video streaming service to launch a German original series this wide. All six episodes will be available with dubbing in English, French, Italian and Spanish. Additionally, subtitles will be available in Portuguese, Hindi and Japanese. You Are Wanted will be available in Germany and Austria on Friday, March 17. Launch dates for rest of world will be announced soon.
Prime members will be able to stream the series exclusively via the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online. Members can also download the series to mobile devices for offline viewing at no additional cost to their membership.
“When we created You Are Wanted, we aimed at making a German series that would appeal to both a German and international audience.” says Matthias Schweighöfer. “Together with Amazon, we are making that happen for the first time in German TV history. I’m really looking forward to showing this thrilling story to fans around the world.”
“Almost exactly one year ago, Amazon Prime Video, together with Warner Bros. and PANTALEON Films, was the first video streaming service to announce that it will launch a German Original TV show,” says Dr. Christoph Schneider, Managing Director of Amazon Video Germany. “Today, You Are Wanted is setting new levels of ambition: It’s the first German TV show to be available almost everywhere in the world. That’s groundbreaking news for the German TV industry. We believe that quality shows made in Germany like You Are Wanted can excite customers all around the globe.”
“As Prime Video expands globally, You are Wanted signifies our commitment to delivering premium local original content to key territories,” says Morgan Wandell, head of International Productions for Amazon Studios. “We will continue to look for the most ambitious ideas and the best talent in countries around the world to create the very best streaming video service for our customers.”
Besides the leading actor, director and producer Matthias Schweighöfer, You Are Wanted casts notable German actors like Alexandra Maria Lara (Vier gegen die Bank, Der Untergang), Karoline Herfurth (Fack ju Göhte, Das Parfum – Die Geschichte eines Mörders), and Tom Beck (Einstein). You Are Wanted tells the story of Lukas Franke (Schweighöfer), a young hotel manager and father who is brutally torn out of his everyday life when his personal data is hacked and he finds the story of his life beginning to be rewritten. As strange news continues to emerge, Lukas finds his digital identity continuously manipulated, arousing the suspicion of the German Federal Criminal Office (BKA), who accuse him of being a member of a terrorist organization. Even his wife (Alexandra Maria Lara) begins to doubt him. When his child is threatened, it is obvious to Lukas that he has to fight back. He allies with Lena Arandt (Karoline Herfurth), who is also a victim of the hackers. With her help he tries to find them and hunt them down. Who is behind the conspiracy? Why was he targeted? Lukas is forced to fight back, find the perpetrators, prove his innocence and get back his old life.
You are Wanted is produced by Pantaleon Entertainment AG, Warner Bros. Entertainment GmbH and Warner Bros. International Television Production Deutschland GmbH. Dan Maag, Matthias Schweighöfer, Marco Beckmann and Willi Geike are the producers of the series. Next to Matthias Schweighöfer, the Amazon Original was directed by Bernhard Jasper. The authors Hanno Hackfort, Bob Konrad and Richard Kropf were the screenwriters. (Amazon | JL)
Boosted by a huge global Season 1 rollout, stay tuned as we monitor the renew/cancel status of You Are Wanted Season 2…