Wasp stings again: The start of the second season of the hit Sky Original

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  • From 15 December 2022 on Sky and WOW
  • Comedy series created by Gaumont for Sky Studios
  • Director: Toby Baumann based on scripts by Jan Berger
  • Florian Lucas, Lisa Wagner and Leonard Chesher will play the lead again
  • Other roles include Merritt Becker, Katja Filin, Peter Lemerre, Henry Morales, and Alexandre Jovanovic.
  • All episodes are available to watch in the Sky Screening Room
  • The first picture material to download here

Unterföhring, November 3, 2022 – The return of Dart legend Eddie Frotzke: After the successful first season, all “Wespe” fans can look forward to more crazy episodes of the comedy series. “The Wasp” can be watched exclusively on Sky and broadcast with WOW starting December 15, 2022. A third season is already planned for 2023 on Sky.

Play the main roles again Florian Lock (“Goodbye, Lenin!”, “The Defector”) as Eddie “The Wasp” Frotzke and Lisa Wagner (“Kommissarin Heller”, “Weissensee”), who received the German Acting Award in the “Comedy Role” category for her performance as Manu Frotzke in the first season. Moreover Leonard Checher (“The Billion Dollar Code”, “The Boat”) returns as Kevin. Other roles include Merritt Baker (“Crime scene”), Alexander Yovanovic (“souls”) run outLohmeyer (“The Miracle of Bern”), Katya Filin (“Palace”) and Henry Morales (“The Song of Orpheus”).

scripts again Jan Berger (“The Doctor”, “I’ve Never Been to New York”), is directing the second season Toby Bowman (“Bastuka”, “Hitler’s forgery”). Producers Andrew Price And the Sabine de Mardt. Sky Executive Producer . is back sOren Schmidt.

About “Wasp”:

shock! Eddie (Florian Lucas) is in prison. As his wife Manu (Lisa Wagner) continues to try to establish herself in the Arrow scene, he struggles for emotional survival in prison. But then he makes a deal with the judiciary: Eddie is released early for good behavior, but he has to stay away from darts in all forms until the end of the probationary period.

As Manu advances in her career, Eddie hangs out illegally in the Berlin area at illegal darts tournaments. But probation officer Barbel (Merritt Baker) waits for him only when he makes a mistake. Along with his old friend Kevin (Leonard Cheshire), Eddie initially earns a lot of money in tournaments. But then debt collectors Udo (Peter Lohmer) and Raul (Henry Morales) set a trap for them and suddenly Eddie and Kevin owe the betting mafia €50,000. Of course, Manu and Barbel should never find out about her, because Eddie has already promised Manu never to lie to her again. And Eddie doesn’t want to go back to the den, either. But it comes as it should: Barbel and Manu catch Eddie red-handed and have to go back to prison, while Manu’s career reaches unknown heights with the support of her mental trainer Ansgar (Alexander Jovanovic). But Eddie does not give up. Free once again, the wasp regains her will to live and tries to take revenge on Ansgar in the Big Darts Tournament for his conviction for betting cheating. He still has no idea that Manu and Jolanda Belidorn (Katja Fellin) have also discovered Ansgar’s secret and are pursuing their own plans.

Querin Schmidt, Sky Executive Producer: “After the very successful start of Season 1, we are very pleased to continue telling the story of Eddie and his entourage. With Jan Berger’s great scripts, we take a step from the world of corner bars to the ‘wow’ world of illegal underground tournaments. It certainly wouldn’t be easier for Eddie. , because it also requires many tricks, white lies, and plenty of amazing darts, to become one with himself and the universe(s) again.Happy, Toby Baumann for directing who brought out the story with a great deal of affection for the characters, but also with a keen sense of the clever and eccentric world For the series, so fans can look forward to the fast-paced, hilarious world of A Warm Rendezvous with Eddie, Florian Lucas reincarnates once again in a coherent form!”

Andreas Bryce, Senior Executive Producer, Gaumont . added: “The idea to tell a story about the former darts champion was a very bold and fun one in season one. True to the tagline ‘start with fireworks and slowly build up’, new episodes will be our cornucopia of very special surprises in store, peppered with Jan Berger’s fun dialogues.”

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As of December 15, 2022, every Thursday from 8:15 p.m. in double episodes on Sky One. The full season will be available on-demand on WOW and Sky Q starting December 15.

Reality:

Original title: “The Wespe”, comedy series, six episodes of approximately 25 minutes each, D 2022. Screenplay: Jan Berger. Producers: Andreas Press, Sabine de Mardt. Executive Producer: Quirin Schmidt. Directed by Toby Baumann. Cast: Florian Lucas, Lisa Wagner, Leonard Checher, Merritt Becker, Katja Filin, Peter Lohmer, Alexander Jovanovic, Henry Morales.

About Gaumont:

Gaumont is the oldest continuously operating film studio in the world. The French family business has been producing high-quality films and feature series since 1895, including classics such as “In the Rush of the Deep”, “Léon der Profi”, “La Boum – Die Fete” and “Pretty Best Friends” as well as the series The current Netflix “Lupine”.

With the subsidiary founded in Los Angeles in 2011, Gaumont is also opening up to the US market. The hit series “Narcos” and “Hemlock Grove” were produced for Netflix and “Hannibal” for NBC.

Since 2018, Gaumont has also been producing at the German site under the management of Sabine de Mardt. Based in Cologne and Berlin, unusual products are produced – Made in Germany. Immediately after its founding, Gaumont Germany produced one of Netflix’s most elaborate German versions, “Barbaren,” while the award-winning TV movie “9 Tage Wach” (Pro7) about an actor (Eric Stehfest) struggling with his addiction to crystal methamphetamine was also produced. At the same time.

Meanwhile, Gaumont Germany has firmly established itself with a team of experienced producers and has realized ambitious material in a variety of genres: in 2021, among other things, “Die Waspe” for Sky, a first-class comedy series about a lovable underdog From the environment of Arrows and one of the most successful German Sky Originals films, “Westwall” (ZDF, Neoriginal), adapted from the thriller Benedikt Gollhardt, relentlessly shows how terrorism and extremism can penetrate the mainstream of society. In addition to the second season of “Die Waspe”, Gaumont Germany is currently producing the “What counts (AT)” (ZDF) mini-series for Sky, as well as the WDR TV movie Nothing Happens to Us.

About Sky Germany

Sky Deutschland is one of the leading entertainment companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The program collection consists of the best live sports, exclusive series, the latest movies, a wide range of children’s programmes, exciting documentaries and entertainment shows – many of which are Sky Originals. Viewers can watch the show at home and on the go via Sky Q and WOW. The Sky Q entertainment platform offers everything from one source: Sky and free TV channels, thousands of on-demand movies and series, media libraries and many other applications. With WOW, customers stream series, movies and live sports with flexibility in terms of location, time and on a monthly basis. Sky Germany, headquartered in Unterföhring near Munich, is part of the Comcast Group and belongs to Europe’s leading media and entertainment group Sky.

About Sky Studios:

Sky Studios develops, produces and funds its own dramas, comedies and documentaries for 24 million Sky customers and many other potential viewers. Building on the success of previous critically acclaimed Sky Originals films, including the 10-Emmy Award-winning Chernobyl series and international shows Babylon Berlin, Der Pass and Das Boot, Sky Studios presents itself as a new creative universe for Sky originals such as The Third Day, Starring Jude Law, Zero Zero from the creators of Gomora and The New Pop, directed by Academy Award-winning director Paolo Sorrentino.

Sky Studios invests in the cultural and film industries around the world and has interests in ten production companies in the UK and USA. Sky Studios was established in June 2019. The company’s senior leadership includes Cecil Fruit-Cutaz as CEO, Jane Milliship as Head of Content, Carolyn Cooper as Chief Operating Officer, Cameron Roach as UK Drama Director, John Montague as UK Director of Comedy, and Nils Hartmann as Executive Vice President. Sky Studios Italy and Germany.

Media contact:

Contacting Sky Germany:

Josie Concorso
public relations content
Tel: +49 (0) 173 5237216
giusi.concorso@sky.de

Original content from: Sky Germany, transmitted by aktuell news

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