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Series review: Biohackers - Series / Reviews - Germany

Series review: Biohackers - Series / Reviews - Germany

Despite a good premise, the series fails to provide a coherent narrative and may leave viewers puzzled. Some might hope that Biohackers, the new TV series released on Netflix on 20 August, could be another unmissable German production building on the success of Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese’s Dark. Unfortunately, the six-part show, co-directed by Christian Ditter and Tim Trachte and written by Ditter himself with Nikolaus Schulz-Dornburg, Tanja Bubbel and Johanna Thalmann, offers an interesting premise but is far from fulfilling expectations. This sci-fi thriller revolves around a girl called Mia Akerlund (Luna Wedler) who enrols in Freiburg University’s prestigious medical school in order to get close to professor and visionary scientist Tanja Lorenz (Jessica Schwarz). Mia suspects that Lorenz was involved in the tragic death of her family years ago, and throws herself into a dangerous world where human...

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