Sky reveals first look trailer of Sky Original ‘Ich und die Anderen’

Thursday 25 February 2021

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  • Series produced by Superfilm Filmproduktions GmbH in association with Sky Studios
  • Cast includes renowned German talent: Tom Schilling, Mavie Hörbiger, Katharina Schüttler, Sophie Rois, Martin Wuttke, Michael Maertens and Lars Eidinger
  • David Schalko serves as showrunner, John Lueftner produces for Superfilm and Quirin Schmidt is Executive Producer for Sky Studios

Please find the link to watch and download the trailer here.

Ahead of the premiere of ‘Ich und die Anderen’ (Me and the Others in English) at this year's Berlinale Series, Sky has today revealed the first-look trailer for the new Sky Original series.

It is produced by Superfilm Filmproduktions GmbH in association with Sky Studios. The showrunner is David Schalko, well known for his successful series Braunschlag, Altes Geld and M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder. John Lueftner produces for Superfilm with Quirin Schmidt serving as Executive Producer at Sky Studios.

In addition to lead actor Tom Schilling (Oh Boy, Die Goldfische), the show features well-known German stars Mavie Hörbiger (What A Man), Katharina Schüttler (Die Welt der Wunderlichs), Sophie Rois (Die Manns), Martin Wuttke (Tatort, Babylon Berlin), Michael Maertens (Vorsicht vor Leuten) and Lars Eidinger (Babylon Berlin). The six-part series is expected to launch in summer 2021.

The series was the first Sky Original to return to production during the COVID pandemic in June 2020. International sales of the series are handled by NBCUniversal Global Distribution on behalf of Sky Studios.

Quirin Schmidt, Executive Producer, Sky Studios: "What if every wish were fulfilled, would we then get on better with the world? Would we be happier, fairer, more enlightened? And what would all this do to ourselves? Could we better understand who we are and what our task in the world can be? Tristan, the main character of our series, is mysteriously given the gift of fulfilling a wish every day. And in the six episodes of the season, it leads to all kinds of chaos, comedy and confusion for him. We're thrilled to have taken this crazy, wild, funny and disturbing trip together with David Schalko."

David Schalko, showrunner: "This series is a trip into new narrative territory. We are delighted to have found such a courageous travelling companion in Sky. The end result is a road movie whose roads are the brain twists of our protagonist. And perhaps something that doesn't yet exist in the series landscape."

About "Ich und die Anderen"

Ich und die Anderen" is the story of a character (Tom Schilling) who struggles with himself and the world and is allowed to reshuffle the cards in each of the six episodes. But: What happens if the others suddenly behave the way we want them to? What happens to the "I" if the relationship is constantly changing anew as a result, if new constellations with "the others" keep emerging, which inevitably escalate? Ich und die Anderen is a series of funny and tragic discourses. A new narrative in the jungle of serial diversity. A surreal trip through the minefields of identity and ego. Perhaps even a genre that does not yet exist in this form.

About Sky

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About Sky Studios

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We develop, produce and fund original drama, comedy and documentary for Sky’s 24m customers and beyond. Building on the success of critically-acclaimed Sky Originals including Emmy-winning Chernobyl, Bafta-winning Patrick Melrose and international hits Das Boot, Riviera and Britannia, Sky Studios is the new creative home of Sky Originals, such as The Third Day with Jude Law, I Hate Suzie, co-created by Lucy Prebble and Billie Piper and BAFTA-nominated hit comedy, Brassic.

We’re an agile Studio, seeking out the best untold stories from new voices while working in creative partnership with today’s best writers, producers and on-screen talent to bring viewers stories they wouldn’t find anywhere else.

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We’re also developing a new TV and movie studio, Sky Studios Elstree, which is expected to lead to the creation of over 2,000 new jobs and generate an additional £3 billion of production investment in the UK creative sector in the first five years alone.

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Sky Studios launched in June 2019. The senior leadership team is Chief Executive Officer Gary Davey, Chief Content Officer Jane Millichip, Chief Operating Officer Caroline Cooper, Director of Drama UK Cameron Roach, Director of Comedy UK Jon Mountague, Director Original Production Sky Italia Nils Hartmann, and Director Original Productions Sky Deutschland Marcus Ammon.

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