Video Interview: Maxton Hall’s Harriet Herbig-Matten & Damian Hardung


Maxton Hall—The World Between Us, a German-language series based on Mona Kasten’s Maxton Hall trilogy of novels, debuted on Prime Video on May 9. It achieved the most-watched first week of any non-U.S. original title on the streamer and has already been renewed for a second season.

Harriet Herbig-Matten stars as Ruby Bell, a determined scholarship student at Maxton Hall who hopes to secure a spot at Oxford University, while Damian Hardung plays James Beaufort, an arrogant heir who takes his privileged life for granted. After Ruby unwittingly stumbles upon a secret, James attempts to buy her silence, and the two become inextricably linked. As they spend more time together and draw closer, they end up risking everything to be together.


In this video interview, Herbig-Matten and Hardung tell TV Drama Weekly about what drew them to the series, their characters’ chemistry and how the storyline connects with global viewers.