Amazon Prime Video has acquired the rights to the German series on maturity We the children of the Bahnhof zoo for the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain and Benelux.
The Constantin Television and Amazon Studios series, co-produced by Wilma Film (Czech Republic) and Cattleya (Italy), will premiere on April 9 following its launch in Germany. It’s a reimagining of Christiane F.’s best-selling autobiography that also inspired the cult film of the same name.
Here is the logic: “Christiane, Stella, Babsi, Axel, Michi and Benno meet in the intoxicating clubs and underground parties of Berlin. They are strong, courageous, and live wildly in a “paradise” – a paradise that initially appears to be a riot of color and excitement.
“As the group bond deepens, they hedonistically pursue the next thrill, navigating through euphoric highs and dark, dangerous lows. As their lives and relationships expand and slip by, their individual traumas drag them into a spiral, some of which will never be able to escape.
Fremantle, which boosts global sales, has secured a number of other deals for the series. Partners include HBO Europe, Viaplay and Nordic Entertainment Group (Poland and Baltic States), Cosmote TV (Greece), More TV (Russia and CIS) and bluTV (Turkey).
Created by Philipp Kadelbach, Annette Hess, Sophie von Uslar and Oliver Berben, We the children of the Bahnhof zoo is directed by Philipp Kadelbach (SS-GB) and produced by Oliver Berben (The typist) and Sophie von Uslar (NSU: German History X) for Constantin Television. Annette Hess (Weissensee) is an editor and creative producer.