November 2019

Vox Presents A New Original Production: ‘Rampensau’

Köln, 11/18/2019

“Rampensau” is the title of the new original Vox series that will launch on Wednesday. The ten-episode crime dramedy is produced by UFA Serial Drama. It is about Shiri, a young actress, played by Jasna Fritzi Bauer, who goes into a school as an undercover investigator to bust a drug trafficking organization.

“Club der roten Bänder” was the first and most successful original Vox series between 2015 and 2017. Now, the award-winning authors Arne Nolting and Jan Martin Scharf, who wrote that series, are returning with a new original Vox production. The two wrote the scripts for the new series titled “Rampensau” (Stage-struck), which will launch on Wednesday with a double episode at 8:15 p.m. on Vox. The ten-episode crime dramedy is produced by UFA Serial Drama. Guido Reinhardt is the executive producer, Katja Bäuerle and Eike Adler are the producers. Award-winning actress Jasna Fritzi Bauer (“Jerks”, “Dogs of Berlin”, “About a Girl”) plays the lead role. The filming was directed by Dustin Loose, Christian Werner, and Florian Knittel in Berlin and the surrounding area from June to September of this year. The story is based on the Israeli series “Metumtemet”.

The protagonist of “Rampensau” is Shiri, a 30 years old actress, almost single, living in Berlin – and totally broke. While working as a waitress at a garden party thrown by the chief of police, her (ex) boyfriend is arrested with 500 ecstasy pills, and she ends up at police headquarters, as well. Siri, a rebel with the big, loud mouth and an equally big heart, who looks like she’s just about 16 years old, receives an offer from the police to play the role of her life, of all things: as an undercover investigator, Shiri will be enrolled in an elite school and attempt to bust a drug dealing organization. If she is successful, Jonas, her ex-boyfriend, who she still loves, will be released. So the motto is: basic math classes instead of smoking pot in the morning – and a cat-and-mouse game with the bad boys. And, above all, no misbehaving. For impulsive Shiri, this is certainly the biggest challenge. But she still has no idea at all what she’s getting herself into…

“We have been carefully observing the Israeli series market for a long time, very attentively – there is a unique storytelling culture that always manages to produce stories that are suspenseful, emotional, very funny and, at the same time, tragic,” said Hauke Bartel, Head of Fiction at Vox, when asked how his channel took notice of the Israeli series “Matumtemet”. Like the original, “Rampensau” is characterized by an incredible amount of energy and speed. “There’s a suspenseful criminal case and a police unit that is different from what you know from German crime series in many ways. But, above all, I believe that a comparable lead role in a series – especially female – has never before been seen on German television. An angry and simultaneously very vulnerable young woman, who stands up for herself and her beliefs and does not shy away from being inconvenient,” added Bartel.

‘Rampensau’ is different,” said actress Jasna Fritzi Bauer. “The way it was made is different from anything you may have seen on German television. I am absolutely thrilled that we were able to make the series in this way, that it was adopted by the producers and Vox, and that we may be able to change the TV landscape a bit in this way. I really look forward to seeing how the audience will receive it.” “Rampensau” will air from November 20 on Wednesdays in double episodes on Vox. The new episodes are available as previews on TV Now seven days before being broadcast on TV. (Source benet)