Exclusive first look trailer of Sky original drama Hausen

Thursday 20 August 2020

Sky today releases an exclusive first look trailer for Sky original, Hausen, a ground-breaking haunted house series from Sky Germany and Sky Studios in collaboration with Lago Film.

The eight episode series, coming to Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the UK in 2021 stars Charly Hübner, Tristan Göbel, Alexander Scheer, Lilith Stangenberg, Daniel Sträßer and is directed by Thomas Stuber.

The hotly anticipated drama is a combination of horror and mystery and tells a dark and twisted story. After the death of his mother, 16-year-old Juri (Tristan Göbel) and his father Jaschek (Charly Hübner) move into a rundown housing complex on the city outskirts. While Jaschek tries to establish a new life for himself and his son, as caretaker of the building, Juri gradually discovers that the house has a vicious life of its own and feeds on the suffering of its inhabitants. In order to fight it, Juri has to persuade the partly hostile, partly apathetic block population to cooperate - and to rebel against his father, who has already fallen deep under the building's corrosive spell.

Quirin Schmidt, Executive Producer at Sky Germany said: “We are very pleased to present 'Hausen' to our viewers. With a top-class cast, an impressive set and a wonderful crew, the special world of 'Hausen' came alive under Thomas Stuber's direction. Through visual and narrative power, the series combines horror, mystery and drama into an emotional and intimate play in an 'obsessive' prefabricated concrete building, the likes of which have never been seen before on German television.”

Marco Mehlitz, Producer at Lago Film said: "For the production of 'Hausen' we retreated for many months into an empty hospital of the former GDR apparatus and created a world that, on the one hand, really existed before our eyes and on the other hand was a complete mock-up, with every square millimetre designed by our team.

“Typically straight building corridors became labyrinths, otherwise identical floor plans became individual bubbles. The history of the place alone intertwined daily with our working reality. And it was the same for us - as soon as we had left the film location at the end, the first masses of water broke through the dilapidated building and destroyed our world. What remains is ‘Hausen’ - a story that slowly enters the minds of the audience and makes us all aware of what can happen when we lose empathy.”

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