We Children from Bahnhof Zoo Launching on NENT Group’s Viaplay


Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is set to premiere the German-language drama series We Children from Bahnhof Zoo as its next Viaplay original.

We Children from Bahnhof Zoo is based on the autobiography by Christiane F., which was previously made into a movie featuring David Bowie. It tells the story of six teenagers who find each other in the clubs and underground parties of Berlin. The series is slated to premiere on Viaplay in spring 2021.

The eight-part series stars Jana McKinnon, Lea Drinda, Jeremias Meyer, Michelangelo Fortuzzi, Lena Urzendowsky and Bruno Alexander. It is written by Annette Hess, with Philipp Kadelbach serving as the series’ director and creative producer. We Children from Bahnhof Zoo is produced by Constantin Television in co-production with Amazon and in co-operation with NENT Group. Additional co-producers are Wilma Film and Cattleya. The series has received support from Creative Europe MEDIA.

Filippa Wallestam, NENT Group chief content officer, said: “This is an unbelievably powerful story about growing up that is both difficult viewing and beautifully told at the same time. In particular, I found the depiction of young girls’ vulnerability as they take their first steps into adulthood very moving. This year, our originals have won awards, been shown around the world and attracted more viewers than ever. Ambitious and unique shows like We Children from Bahnhof Zoo are just a taste of what’s in store for Viaplay audiences in 2021.”

Philipp Kadelbach said: “Christiane F. is a legend. Everyone associates something with her name, everyone has an opinion. In the early ’80s, Uli Edel’s now-iconic feature film opened a crack into an unknown scenery, which not many knew even existed. But the universal theme of finding your place in the world still resonates with kids nowadays. This is what lets the series transcend borders. This is what makes it timeless. We Children from Bahnhof Zoo focuses on the here and now, the present, the atmospheric mood of the time, the spontaneous eruption of emotions. It’s an anthem to bravery, the thirst for adventure and reckless self-abandonment.”