Redseven Entertainment’s first original drama, "Friedmanns Vier", airs on RTL+
Munich, November 24, 2021. Redseven Entertainment, a Red Arrow Studios company, is launching its first fiction project: the eight-episode family series “Friedmanns Vier”, starring German actor Tom Beck ("Alarm für Cobra 11", "You Are Wanted", "Einstein"), will premiere on December 19, 2021 on the streaming platform RTL+ (formerly TVNOW). In 2022, the German channel VOX will air all episodes on free-to-air TV.
“Friedmanns Vier”, a touching family series and coming-of-age story, follows Mischko Friedmann (Tom Beck) who loses his beloved wife Emma (Picco von Groote) in a tragic accident. He is left to take care of their three daughters alone: Maya (Anna-Lena Schwing), Tilda (Kya-Celina Barucki) and Carla (Amadeo*Leo Arndt), who not only struggle with their mother's loss but also with growing up – each of them in their own way. Maya nearly goes off the rails, Tilda falls in love for the first time and 11-year-old Carla feels misplaced in her female body and realizes she is transgender.
Jobst Benthues, CEO of Redseven Entertainment: “With our first fictional in-house production, we are expanding our portfolio into a new and highly sought-after genre. ‘Friedmanns Vier’ fulfils a long-held vision of ours and sets a standard for Redseven’s way of creating fictional content. It was a pleasure to work with the team from RTL Germany, who have shown great confidence in us from the very beginning. Many thanks also to the great cast, without whom we could not have created this truly contemporary and diverse story. We hope viewers will take ‘The Friedmanns’ to their hearts as much as we do.”
Hauke Bartel, Head of Fiction at RTL Germany: “We’re thrilled that Berit, Jobst and their team at Redseven have trusted us with their first fictional outing and we’re delighted that our streaming service RTL+ will be the German home for ‘The Friedmanns’, a family that we have grown to love very dearly.”
The series was written by Berit Walch, Head of Development Entertainment & Fiction at Redseven Entertainment. She is also the co-producer, alongside Jobst Benthues. The series was directed by Alexander Costea. The eight episodes were filmed in Munich and the surrounding areas from June 2021 to October 2021.
About Redseven Entertainment:
Redseven Entertainment develops and produces innovative formats for the national and international TV market with a focus on comedy, clip show, docutainment, magazine, show and corporate media. Since its founding in 2008, the company with offices in Munich, Cologne and Berlin looks back on countless hit formats, including for ProSieben, SAT.1, Kabel Eins, ZDF, RTLZWEI, Sky, DMAX and Amazon Prime Video Germany. Among the best-known productions are "Hochzeit auf den ersten Blick" ("Married at First Sight"), "The Taste", "The Biggest Loser" (all SAT.1), "Germany's next Topmodel – by Heidi Klum" (ProSieben) and "Rosins Restaurants" (Kabel Eins). More recent projects include the SAT.1 political show "Kannste Kanzleramt? Baerbock, Laschet und Scholz zurück in der Schule" ("Facing the Classroom") and the weekly ProSieben journal "Zervakis & Opdenhövel. Live.". With the German TV Award ("Wir sind klein und ihr seid alt" / "Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds" and "Hochzeit auf den ersten Blick" / "Married at First Sight") and the German Comedy Award ("Die Martina Hill Show"), Redseven received two of the most prestigious awards in the entertainment industry in 2020 and is one of the ten most successful German production companies in the entertainment sector. Redseven has recently announce an expansion of its production portfolio with the newly created Journalism, Documentary & Reportage unit. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Red Arrow Studios, the production and distribution network of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE.
Corporate Communications | Content ProductionKristin SteinbeckCommunication Redseven Entertainment, New Campus, LegalPhone: +49 89 9507-2349Kristin_Greta.Steinbeck@ProSiebenSat1.com