Netflix has announced a new 10-episode German language series which tells the story of two contrasting detectives who are forced into a territorial battle with the Berlin underworld.
The streaming giant says Dogs of Berlin will see its two protagonists confronted “with their own human weaknesses and criminal activities – and into a final decision on which side of the law they’re actually on.”
Showrunner Christian Alvart said: “To develop a 10-episode show that combines innovative storytelling with complex and unique characters is very exciting for me as an author and director.
“I wanted to tell the story of these Dogs for quite some time and am very much looking forward to finally bringing them to life together with Netflix’ creative team.
“They couldn’t have found a better home.”
Erik Barmack, Vice President International Originals at Netflix, added “Dogs of Berlin tells a compelling and modern German story that dives into the Berlin underworld.
“Christian Alvart is a great storyteller and a director who knows how to create spectacular and gripping entertainment.
“We are thrilled that he will realize our second Netflix original that will be completely written, produced and shot in Germany.”
CEO and producer of Syrreal Entertainment, which will produce the series, added: “Together with Netflix we have the unique chance to merge Christian’s creative force with our vision of entertainment on the highest international level.
“With my longtime experience on TV series, which have always been my great passion, we will produce a show which will blow the audience’s mind.“