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New Warner TV Original GREENLIGHT - GERMAN GENIUS by Wiedemann & Berg gathers star ensemble

New Warner TV Original GREENLIGHT - GERMAN GENIUS by Wiedemann & Berg gathers star ensemble
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  • Eight-part comedy series produced by Warner TV Comedy (formerly TNT Comedy) and W&B Television in cooperation with CAB Film and Macadamia & Mothermilk
  • With Kida Ramadan (4 Blocks) in the leading role, featuring Ricky Gervais as well as guest appearances by numerous stars of the German entertainment industry
  • Written by Detlev Buck, Cüneyt Kaya, Constantin Lieb and Seraina Nyikos
  • Directed by Cüneyt Kaya and Detlev Buck

Munich, November 25, 2021 – Filming has begun in Berlin on the new Warner TV Original Greenlight - German Genius. The eight-part comedy series is a self-deprecating journey through the ups and downs of the German television world. Alongside Kida Khodr Ramadan, who plays himself, the series brings together an extraordinary cast of German actors, musicians and comedians: Detlev Buck, Frederick Lau, Tom Schilling, Veysel Gelin, Olli Schulz, Heike Makatsch, Maria Furtwängler, Sascha Geršak, Katrin Bauerfeind, Britta Hammelstein, Christina Große, Trystan Pütter, Wim Wenders, Volker Schlöndorff, Leander Haußmann, Kurt Krömer, Thorsten Merten, Anne Ratte Polle, Kathrin Angerer, Marc Hosemann, Marvin Kren and many more. Greenlight - German Genius also features an appearance by British star comedian Ricky Gervais.

About Greenlight - German Genius

Actor Kida Ramadan is tired of playing the same roles over and over again and wants to create something of his own. A tweet from Ricky Gervais praising his portrayal of clan head Toni Hamady in 4 Blocks comes just at the right time. Kida takes advantage of the connection and convinces Ricky to give him the rights for a German adaptation of his series “Extras”. The only issue is, there are hardly any international stars in the country and Germans aren’t exactly known for their humor. On his way to creating the greatest series of all time and with every step he takes through the German television world, Kida's control is slowly but surely slipping away.

Anke Greifeneder, Vice President Original Production at WarnerMedia: "Greenlight - German Genius satirizes the German media landscape and at the same time its own origins: Ricky Gervais' tweet actually existed and ultimately led to the idea for the series. After the mockumentary Other Parents (Andere Eltern) and the dramedy The Mopes, we are once again showing a completely different variety of humor in our latest Warner TV Original and are delighted to have attracted this outstanding cast."

Quirin Berg, Producer and Managing Director W&B Television and LEONINE Studios: "What would 4 Blocks be without Toni Hamady? Hard to imagine. But what would Toni Hamady be without 4 Blocks? It's a fascinating question and impetus for a snapshot of our industry –humorous, not seen before and with a sensational ensemble – taken from the real life of the thoroughly self-reflective lead actor Kida Ramadan."

The eight 30-minute episodes are produced by Warner TV Comedy and W&B Television, previously responsible for 4 Blocks, Para - We Are King (Para – Wir sind King), Almost Fly and Add a Friend. Greenlight - German Genius is produced in cooperation with CAB Film, Macadamia & Mothermilk and in collaboration with BBC Studios Germany and Studio Babelsberg. Executive Producers are Quirin Berg, Max Wiedemann, Angélique Kommer, Detlev Buck, Cüneyt Kaya and Kida Ramadan. Executive producers for Warner TV Comedy are Hannes Heyelmann and Anke Greifeneder, who is also the editorial director. The scripts were written by Detlev Buck, Cüneyt Kaya, Constantin Lieb and Seraina Nyikos. Kaya and Buck are also directing.

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About Warner TV Comedy

Warner TV Comedy ensures hilarity with sitcoms such as Friends, The Nanny, Fresh Prince from Bel-Air or The Big Bang Theory, but is equally well-versed in the gentler humour found in comedy series such as Younger. Original Productions by its US sister channel TBS including Miracle Workers or the HBO Max Original Search Party have their German TV premiere on the channel. With Arthur's Law, Other Parents, Slowed Down as well as The Mopes German Original Productions are also part of the programming. Furthermore, the channel features comedy blockbusters as well as plenty of bizarre moments in its [adult swim] programming block, showcasing series such as Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken, Harley Quinn, Primal or Close Enough. All programming is broadcast without interrupting commercials and with dual-channel audio in German and English, if available. Warner TV Comedy reaches roughly 6.5 million households in the German-speaking territories.

About WarnerMedia

WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others. The organization also includes Xandr’s suite of advanced advertising solutions designed to help to improve advertising for brands, publishers, and consumers. WarnerMedia is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T).

About Wiedemann & Berg

Wiedemann & Berg Film was founded 2003 by Quirin Berg and Max Wiedemann, followed by W&B Television in 2010. Both companies are part of the newly founded LEONINE Studios since January 2020. The over 140 productions include the Oscar-winning THE LIVES OF OTHERS, the two-time Oscar-nominated NEVER LOOK AWAY, multiple number one hits such as MEN IN THE CITY, WHO AM I, JOY OF FATHERHOOD and WELCOME TO GERMANY. Numerous TV projects include the cult series 4 BLOCKS (Warner TV Serie), PAGAN PEAK (Sky), or the first German Netflix Original DARK, which was named Greatest Netflix Original Series by leading US review site “Rotten Tomatoes”. A pioneering spirit, a large body of work covering everything from blockbusters, linear television and high-end drama for streaming partners, large audiences and a high number of theater visitors, a focus on quality, collaborations with outstanding creative talent and an amazing team have made Wiedemann & Berg one of the most successful production houses in Germany. Nominations and awards include Bambi, Bavarian TV Award, Bavarian Film Award, German TV Award, German Film Award, Golden Camera, Honorary Prize Baden-Baden TV Film Awards, Golden Nymph, Grimme Award, GQ Award, European Film Award, Hollywood Reporter Award, LA Critics Award, Magnolia Award, Rockie Award, Academy Award, BAFTA, César, Romy and the Golden Globe.

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