German Genius: German series by Warner TV Comedy

Greenlight – German Genius (c) WarnerMedia

A self-deprecating, German showbiz mockumentary, which is at the same time more or less an adaptation of the Ricky Gervais series Extras, is currently being shot by and with 4-block star Kida Ramadan for Warner TV Comedy.

Warner TV Comedy has eight episodes of a new German showbiz comedy series called Greenlight – German Genius produced. Filming has already started in Berlin.

In the mockumentary, actor Kida Ramadan (4 blocks) wants to seize the chance to do something of his own after a tweet of praise from Ricky Gervais and receives the rights to a German extras adaptation from him. The stars he pulls in front of his cameras for this include Detlev Buck, Frederick Lau, Tom Schilling, Veysel Gelin, Olli Schulz, Heike Makatsch, Maria Furtwängler, Sascha Gersak, 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 even Gervais himself.

Anke Greifeneder, Vice President Original Production at WarnerMedia: “Greenlight – German Genius’ satirizes the German media landscape and at the same time its own genesis: The tweet by Ricky Gervais actually existed, and it ultimately led to the idea for the series. After the mockumentary ‘Other Parents’ and the dramedy ‘The Mopes’ we are showing a completely different variety of humor in our latest Warner TV Original and we are pleased to have won this outstanding ensemble for it.

Quirin Berg, producer and managing director at 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’? A fascinating question and impetus for a snapshot of our industry – humorous, unseen and with a sensational ensemble – in the middle of the real life of a self-reflective leading actor Kida Ramadan.

Executive producers are Quirin Berg, Max Wiedemann, Angelique Kommer, Detlev Buck, Cüneyt Kaya and Ramadan. Hannes Heyelmann and Anke Greifeneder, who is also the editor-in-chief, act as executive producers on the part of Warner TV Comedy. The scripts were written by Detlev Buck, Cüneyt Kaya, Constantin Lieb and Seraina Nyikos. Kaya and Buck also direct.

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