Amazon is taking German coming-of-age drama We Children From Bahnhof Zoo global.
The coming-of-age series, a modern-day update of the bestselling Berlin-set memoir Christiane F., is produced by Constantin Television and Amazon Studios in Germany.
In a deal announced Monday with Fremantle, which is handling world sales on the series, Amazon Prime will launch We Children From Bahnhof Zoo across several major territories including North America, the U.K. and Australia/New Zealand, as well as in Italy, France and Spain. Amazon will bow the show in English-speaking territories on April 9.
We Children from Bahnhof Zoo is a serial updating and re-imagining of Christiane F., a memoir of a teenage drug addict, living in West Berlin in the late 1970s. Uli Edel adapted the book for the screen in the 1981 cult film Christiane F, which featured the music of David Bowie, who also had an on-screen cameo.
The new modern-day adaptation expands the scope of the book, looking at Christiane and her group of friends —Stella, Babsi, Axel, Michi and Benno —and their hedonistic life amid the underground club scene of modern-day Berlin.
Created by Philipp Kadelbach, Annette Hess, Sophie von Uslar and Oliver Berben, We Children from Bahnhof Zoo was directed by Philipp Kadelbach (Generation War) and produced by Oliver Berben and Sophie von Uslar for Constantin Television. Annette Hess was the head writer and creative producer on the series.
David Bowie’s music accompanies the show, thanks to a soundtrack created by Robert Koch and Michael Kadelbach made in collaboration with the David Bowie Estate.
We Children of Bahnhof Zoo launched to critical acclaim on Amazon Prime in Germany in February.