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Biohackers Review 2020 Tv Show Series Season Cast Crew Online
Creator: Christian Ditter
Stars: Luna Wedler, Susanne Jokiel
The crew of the Netflix original series ‘Biohackers’ just finished filming. Showrunner Christian Ditter made this announcement last week on Friday, in the German city of Munich where they shot the last scene.
“It’s a wrap on Biohackers, and it is hard to put into words how thankful I am for my incredible cast to bring the show to life in such a fun, thrilling, fresh and emotionally honest way,” said Ditter.
Airing next year in Spring, Biohackers is a science thriller about medical student Mia Akerlund, played by Luna Wedler. Mia’s fascination with the world of biohackers leads her into the illegal, underground side of biohacking, where she discovers that sophisticated biohacking technology is falling into the wrong hands.
Set in the university town of Freiburg, the six-part series follows Mia through her first semester as her inquiries into her brother’s death push her deeper and deeper into a dangerous world of illegal genetic engineering experiments, while she tries to win the trust of star lecturer Tanja Lorenz, with whom she shares a dark secret. When Mia meets a gifted biology student named Jasper and his mysterious roommate Niklas, she has to decide between her feelings and her principles; seeking revenge for her family or protecting her new friends.
Filming for the series was first announced in February this year, but Netflix kept everything about it under wraps, until now. Showrunner Christian Ditter, known for directing 2016 romantic comedy ‘How to Be Single’ says doing the project with Netflix has allowed him to tell a gripping story:
“Stories in which ordinary people have to face exceptional circumstances have always fascinated me,” says Ditter, “Working with Netflix has allowed us to tell a gripping story that focuses on multi-layered and believable characters.”
The first three episodes are written and directed by Ditter himself, while episodes four to six are directed by Tim Trachte.
What is surprising about this series is that as the first on-screen production about self-identifying biohackers, it is a German production, set in Germany, a country where even the most benign genetic engineering is illegal. What might not be surprising, given the storyline information we have right now, is that the portrayal of biology-related technologies will likely be following a predictably negative pattern that was noted by Stargate actor David Hewlett during this year’s Biohack The Planet conference.
Hewlett, who has starred in many science-fiction shows, explained how biotechnology is always portrayed negatively in Hollywood – through an almost innate distrust for anything bio-related, stating:
“There are no positive movies about biotech. They are all negative. Gattaca, that’s like the doomsday story of this stuff.”
Netflix has announced new thriller series Biohackers will be released on its platform on August 20.
As with all original series, fans should expect it to drop at 8am BST or midnight PST.
The series will air across six episodes in total, which Netflix subscribers will be able to watch all at once.
The thriller was created by Christian Ditter, who also wrote and directed a number of the episodes as well.
Who is in the cast of Biohackers on Netflix?
Luna Wedler leads the cast of the new series on Netflix as a university student called Mia who is hiding a secret.
The show also stars Jessica Schwarz as her acclaimed professor Lorenz and Adrian Julius Tillmann as a mysterious fellow student.
Other cast members include German stars Thomas Prenn, Jing Xiang and Sebastian Jakob Doppelbauer.
Speaking about her character, she said: “My character in Biohackers is actually the only one who’s not into biohacking.
“She’s a powerful woman who is very strong and brings a lot of the liberal feminist side to the series.
“She’s also super free and funny and just lives the life she wanted to live and goes with the flow.”
What will happen in Biohackers on Netflix?
The new series looks at the world of biohacking, which is the science of optimising your body and lifespan through everything from genetic enhancements to medicine.
This is examined through the eyes of a university student called Mia (Luna Wedler) as she begins her medical degree.
According to Netflix’s official synopsis: “When Mia begins her medical degree, she seems like any other student.
“But when she gains the trust of the brilliant Professor Lorenz (Jessica Schwarz), it becomes apparent that she’s hiding a secret so big it could change the fate of humanity.”
Actor Cult told Express.co.uk: “Biohackers is a series about biohacking.
“It’s about roommates who live in Freiburg, which is a town where a lot of students live.
“And they are all super-geniuses in biology and medicine and it gets a bit tricky because people who are into biohacking start to try stuff out on their own bodies.
“So it’s a thriller but it also has a lot of comedic aspects to it, which is a cool mix.”
Is there a trailer for Biohackers on Netflix?
Yes, a new trailer has been released by Netflix for the series, which can be watched at the top of this page.
The short clip teases what the show will be all about, with a glimpse into the world of biohacking in the tense drama.
A voiceover said: “Let’s talk about the future. Synthetic biology has turned us from creatures to creators.
“It is not only the future of medicine but of humankind.”