In the short month of February, some popular streaming series like You, Star Trek: Picard and Carnival Row are returning with new seasons. In addition, the German series highlight "Der Schwarm" starts and Oscar winner Christoph Waltz (66) plays a gloomy management consultant in the workplace series "The Consultant". The most important new series and series seasons of the month at a glance.
The four-legged friend Gunther VI. can probably be called the wealthiest dog in the world. The German shepherd owns 400 million US dollars, the equivalent of around 370 million euros. He also owns a yacht and several properties in Italy. 27 people work for Gunther, including a private boss who cooks for him. The four-part Netflix documentary series "Gunther's Millions" explores this seemingly unbelievable true story.
The serial killer series "You - Du will love me" returns to the screens of Netflix with the first part of the fourth season. The stalker Joe Goldberg, embodied by Penn Badgley (36), made it to Europe in the new episodes. In London, Joe teaches under the name Jonathan Moore at a British university, and moves among the English upper class. Judging by the season four trailer, Joe himself is being hunted by a killer in the new episodes. The second part of the fourth season of "You" will be released on the streaming service on March 9th.
In the British horror series Red Rose, originally broadcast on the BBC, a group of teenage friends download an app called Red Rose - with disastrous results. The spooky program begins to terrorize the youngsters in every imaginable way - and even drives some of the protagonists to suicide. In addition to the horror atmosphere that is slowly and gradually built up, critics of the English series production have also praised the authentic teenage characters, which are shown in a realistic setting.
Sir Patrick Stewart (82) returns to the screens of Amazon Prime Video on February 17 with the third and currently final season of the "Star Trek" revival series "Picard". The celebrated mime once again slips into the skin of Jean-Luc Picard, one of the most popular captains in the long history of "Star Trek". Joining Stewart in the new episodes are former The Next Generation co-stars Jonathan Frakes (Riker), Marina Sirtis (Troi), LeVar Burton (Geordi La Forge), Michael Dorn (Worf), and Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher). ). Amanda Plummer (65) plays a still unknown villain who is hunting Jean-Luc Picard, and Data actor and "Star Trek" legend Brent Spiner (73) is also part of the party. He embodies the android Lore.
The retrofuturistic sci-fi drama series "Hello Tomorrow!" takes place in a high-tech world that still seems to have sprung from the 1950s. Emmy Award winner Billy Crudup ("The Morning Show", 54) stars as salesman Jack, who sells timeshares to his clients on the moon. Alison Pill ("Milk", 37) and Hank Azaria ("The Simpsons", 58) also play leading roles in the original series project.
After an extraordinarily long break of around three and a half years, the steampunk fantasy series "Carnival Row" with the stars Orlando Bloom (46) and Cara Delevingne (30) returns to the Amazon Prime Video screens. In the new episodes, conflicts arise again between the human residents of the city-state The Burgue and the fantasy creatures surrounding the fairy Vignette Stonemoss, played by ex-model Delevingne. Season two will also be the last of the series.
"The Swarm" is the title of an extremely ambitious series project from Germany. ZDF adapts the science fiction bestseller of the same name by Frank Schätzing (65), in which a hitherto unknown intelligence attacks humanity from the depths of the sea. A group of international scientists travel on a research ship into the eternal ice to face the danger.
The actress Leonie Benesch (31), known from the series "Babylon Berlin", acts in front of the camera as marine biology student Charlie Wagner, Oliver Masucci ("Dark", 54) as Captain Alban and entertainer Klaas Heufer-Umlauf (39) as diving robotic Expert Roscovitz with. Before the series starts on Monday, March 6th at 8:15 p.m. in ZDF's linear program, the first three episodes will be available in the ZDF media library from February 22nd.
Two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz takes on the leading role in Amazon's black-humored workplace series "The Consultant". Waltz plays Regus Patoff, a management consultant tasked with increasing efficiency at tech company CompWare. Little by little, Patoff takes control of the company - and soon the employees are no longer just concerned with keeping their jobs, but also with their survival.
The series "Too Hot to Handle", also known by the German title "Finger weg!", is one of the most successful reality and dating show formats from the streaming giant Netflix. After four seasons of the US original as well as a Brazilian and a Latin American offshoot, "Too Hot to Handle: Germany" is now starting on Netflix.
The concept and regulations of the competitive reality series remain unchanged in the German version: a group of attractive singles gather in a tropical paradise. The participants are not allowed to get too close physically, otherwise the prize money of 200,000 euros will be gradually reduced. The entertaining fun is supervised by the strict robot Lana.