Netflix, the programme streaming service is to launch its second German production with Dogs of Berlin.
“To develop a 10-episode show that combines innovative storytelling with complex and unique characters is very exciting for me as an author and director. I wanted to tell the story of these Dogs for quite some time and am very much looking forward to finally bringing them to life together with Netflix’ creative team. They couldn’t have found a better home.” – Christian Alvart, producer, director and writer
Dogs of Berlin tells the story of two contrasting Berlin police detectives who become a team against their will, and are forced into a territorial battle with the Berlin underworld that confronts them with their own human weaknesses and criminal activities, and into a final decision on which side of the law they’re actually on.
Written by Alvart he first became a noted creative in 1999 when he wrote, directed and produced his debut film Curiosity & the Cat, which was nominated for the renowned German newcomer film award Max Ophüls Preis. In 2005, he realized the award-winning thriller Antibodies as author, director and co-producer. Four years later, Alvart directed the Hollywood thriller Case 39 followed by the US-production Pandorum that was shot at Babelsberg studios in Germany.
Netflix continues its investment in European and German content with Dogs of Berlin, which has been commissioned for a ten episode run. The production is the second German Netflix original after Dark and will launch in 2018 exclusively to members around the world.
“Dogs of Berlin tells a compelling and modern German story that dives into the Berlin underworld. Christian Alvart is a great storyteller and a director who knows how to create spectacular and gripping entertainment. We are thrilled that he will realize our second Netflix original that will be completely written, produced and shot in Germany.” – Erik Barmack, Vice President International Originals at Netflix