The ZDF series "Yesterday we were still children" continues to provide dream numbers. Since going online on December 30, 2022, the seven episodes have so far reached almost 21 million or three million views per episode. This makes the program the most-used series in the ZDF media library to date and by far the most successful German streaming offer in January.
So is a second season a long-established thing? "After the successful first season of 'Yesterday we were still children', talks are currently taking place about a possible second season," explains the broadcaster when asked by spot on news. Further details are not given.
On the other hand, leading actress Julia Willecke (23) has already become more specific. The actress, known as YouTuber Julia Beautx, confirmed in a video about two weeks ago: "There will be a second season of 'Yesterday we were children'. Surprise!" The 23-year-old also announced in the video that she was going to Munich to meet Natalie Scharf (57), the author and producer of the hit series, and to talk about the second season. Beautx is currently part of the new "Let's Dance" season.
"Yesterday we were still children" revolves around drastic experiences and family secrets that lead to an emotional catastrophe in the present. The series is told through flashbacks into the lives of the characters involved.
The focus of the story is the Klettmann family, who live in a chic suburb of Munich and have no financial problems. Peter Klettmann (Torben Liebrecht) is a successful lawyer, his wife Anna (Maria Simon) takes care of their children Vivi (Julia Beautx), Daniel (Vico Mango) and Emmi (Nele Richter). Life seems perfect, but on Anna's 44th birthday, a world collapses for the family: in a fit of anger, Peter kills his wife and is taken into custody.
An average of 5.60 million people tuned in to the TV, giving a market share of 20 percent. The seven episodes of "Yesterday we were still children" were broadcast in three parts on Monday (January 9, 2023), Tuesday (January 10, 2023) and Wednesday (January 11, 2023) from 8:15 p.m.