Many fans have been waiting for this comeback: In August 2011, Susan Sideropoulos died a dramatic serial death in the RTL series "Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten" in the role of Verena Koch - now the actress is returning. The broadcaster announced this on Tuesday. Also in tow is Daniel Fehlow, who is also celebrating his comeback as Leon Moreno after a year and a half break.
The reunion of the "GZSZ" stars was made possible by "Leon - Don't believe everything you see", a release from the main series (spin-off). There, Leon met Sarah Elsässer (Susan Sideropoulos) when it was broadcast in January 2022 on the Baltic Sea on Rügen, who looks amazingly similar to his wife Verena, who died in a traffic accident. In the spin-off sequel "Leon – fight for your love" (January 11, 8:15 p.m., RTL, from January 4th on RTL ) the couple are planning their wedding together when there is a "dramatic turn" like Sideropoulos announced mysteriously at RTL. One thing is certain: After that, the two will go to Berlin – to “GZSZ”.
He took the time to make the decision, Fehlow says in the dpa interview. "I also asked Susan: 'How do you see it if we return to 'GZSZ'?" When the production team said how the story envisioned – and that it was only designed for a few months, it stood the decision. "At the end I said: Come on, Susan, let's do it, we'll rock it!"
"I've always said: If the story and the idea fit, I'll be there," Sideropoulos said in a dpa interview in 2022 before the first spin-off was broadcast on the return to the "GZSZ" cosmos. Even then, she gave the fans hope for a longer reunion: "I never say never - not even for a "GZSZ" comeback."
Now it is time. "When I was back on the set in November, I cried with joy at first," said Sideropoulos RTL. The first episode with the two returnees will be broadcast on January 18 at 7:40 p.m.