Cybercrime-Thriller »Hackerville« starring Anna Schumacher as Lisa Metz will premiere Nov. 4 across HBO Europe, as well as on HBO’s U.S. platforms HBO Go, HBO Now and HBO On Demand.
HBO Europe and Germany channel TNT Serie teamed up for the series, which follows German police investigating a community of professional hackers in Romania.
Lisa Metz’s personal journey — back to the Romanian village her family emigrated to Germany from — is mirrored in that of actress Schumacher and director Lazarescu, both of whom grew up in Romania, as part of the country’s German-language minority community, before coming with their families to Germany.
Hackerville will premiere day-and-date Nov. 4 across HBO Europe services in Central Europe, Scandinavia and Spain, as well as on HBO’s U.S. platforms HBO Go, HBO Now and HBO On Demand. TNT Serie will bow the series in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on Nov. 8.
For Joerg Winger, co-creator, Hackerville is an opportunity to shine a light on a forgotten piece of European history. “The German-Romanians are almost an invisible group,” he says, “I remember in West Germany in the 80s, when (Romanian dictator) Ceausescu allowed families to emigrate and suddenly there were these new kids in school, who spoke this oddly-accented German, but the community has been almost invisible, at least in popular culture.”
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