You Are Wanted

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You Are Wanted
You Are Wanted Cover Art.jpg
Cover Art for Season 1
Created byHanno Hackfort
Bob Konrad
Richard Kropf
Directed byMatthias Schweighöfer
Bernhard Jasper
Composer(s)Josef Bach
Arne Schumann
Matthias Schweighöfer
Country of originGermany
Original language(s)German
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes12 (6 per season)
Production
Running time44-48 minutes
Production company(s)Pantaleon Films
Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany
Warner Bros. International Television Production Germany
DistributorAmazon Video
Release
Original release17 March 2017

You Are Wanted is a German drama series directed and produced by and starring Matthias Schweighöfer,[1] first released on 17 March 2017 by Amazon Video, the first foreign-language Amazon Original Series to be released globally.[2]

The series was written and created by Hanno Hackfort, Bob Konrad and Richard Kropf.[3]

A second season was commissioned by Amazon in March 2017[4] and was released on 18 May 2018.[5] The second season features Jessica Schwarz, Hannah Hoekstra and Michael Landes as new characters.[6]

Plot[edit]

Lukas Franke (Matthias Schweighöfer), a hotel manager in Berlin, is the victim of a cyber attack and has his online data altered to implicate him as a member of a terrorist-activist group. He searches for the people responsible to prove his innocence, but his friends, family and colleagues begin to doubt him. He discovers another hacking victim, Lena Arandt (Karoline Herfurth), whom he tries to work with to find out the truth.

Meanwhile, police investigator Sandra Jansen (Catrin Striebeck) is leading the investigation into Franke alongside her partner Thorsten Siebert (Edin Hasanovic), whilst the German Federal Intelligence Service, the BND, also begin to get involved.

Cast[edit]

  • Matthias Schweighöfer as Lukas Franke
  • Alexandra Maria Lara as Hanna Franke
  • Catrin Striebeck as Sandra Jensen
  • Franz Hagn as Leon Franke
  • Karoline Herfurth as Lena Aradnt
  • Tom Beck as Marc Wessling
  • Thomas Schmauser as Frank Jeryczek/Jens Kaufmann
  • Jörg Pintsch as Thomas Franke
  • Alexander Khuon as Johnny
  • Louis Hofmann as Dalton
  • Lucie Aron as Vero
  • Markus Gertken as Lorenz
  • Edin Hasanovic as Thorsten Siebert
  • Katrin Bauerfeind as Julia Gracht
  • Lorna Ishema as Dilara Dogan
  • Aleksandar Jovanovic as Case
  • Dejan Bucin as Blaschko
  • Ulrich Drewes as Lippel

Episode List[edit]

Season 1
# Title Director Writers Original Air Date
1 "Blackout" Matthias Schweighöfer, Bernhard Jasper Hanno Hackfort, Bob Konrad, Richard Kropf 17 March 2017
Lukas Franke (Matthias Schweighöfer) finds he has been hacked and implicated in a cyber-attack on Berlin. He tries to contact his brother Thomas (Jörg Pintsch) for help, but Thomas sends him to a hacker named Dalton (Louis Hofmann).
2 "X-Ray" Matthias Schweighöfer, Bernhard Jasper Hanno Hackfort, Bob Konrad, Richard Kropf 17 March 2017
The hacker, Kaufmann, instructs Lukas to take a package to Frankfurt, where he meets Lena Arandt (Karoline Herfurth), another hacking victim. Meanwhile, Hanna begins to doubt Lukas' innocence, and police officers Sandra Jansen (Catrin Striebeck) and Thorsten Siebert (Edin Hasanovic) start to investigate Lukas.
3 "Trust" Matthias Schweighöfer, Bernhard Jasper Hanno Hackfort, Bob Konrad, Richard Kropf 17 March 2017
Lukas is questioned by the police, who suspect he is planning additional attacks. The hacker reveals details of an affair to Hanna. Lukas discovers that Kaufmann (Thomas Schmauser), is actually Frank Jeryczek, and meets with him in his apartment. Jeryczek agrees to upload a video that will prove Lukas' innocence, but is shot and killed and the computer files destroyed before it can be uploaded. Jansen suspects that there is a leak in the department.
4 "Noob" Matthias Schweighöfer, Bernhard Jasper Hanno Hackfort, Bob Konrad, Richard Kropf 17 March 2017
Lukas escapes with the help of Lena, but they are now both suspected of Jeryczek's murder. Hanna is questioned by the police after they raid the home and take her and Leon. Dalton helps Lukas find the person behind Jeryczek's death, who is going by the username 'Slomo' in the online game Dreadnought. Lukas meets with him and discovers that it is actually Marc (Tom Beck), who asks for an access code given to Lukas by his friend Case.
5 "Rollo" Matthias Schweighöfer, Bernhard Jasper Hanno Hackfort, Bob Konrad, Richard Kropf 17 March 2017
Lena explains her past to Lukas. Lukas revisits the psychiatric hospital where he worked and discovers a clue from Case. Lukas is then arrested by the police, but manages to warn Hanna to get herself and Leon to safety. Lorenz, an investigator at the BND takes custody of Lukas.
6 "Burning Man" Matthias Schweighöfer, Bernhard Jasper Hanno Hackfort, Bob Konrad, Richard Kropf 17 March 2017
Jansen and Siebert begin to suspect that Lukas may be innocent. They visit Marc's house where they discover Lorenz has been killed. Siebert is killed by an explosion, whilst Jansen is injured. Marc releases Lukas to get him to reveal the access code. Marc kidnaps Leon, and attempts to use him to blow up an NSA agent. Lukas works together with Dalton and Hanna to save Leon and stop Marc.
Season 2
# Title Original Air Date
1 File Not Found 18 May 2018
2 Krypto-Angel 18 May 2018
3 Virus 18 May 2018
4 Shift Memory 18 May 2018
5 Shut Down 18 May 2018
6 Reboot 18 May 2018

Reception[edit]

Awards[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

A soundtrack album featuring original music composed by Josef Bach and Arne Schumann, as well as songs by Simon Hughes, Tina Pepper, Chester Travis and Walking on Cars, was released alongside the series on 17 March 2017.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Josef Bach and Arne Schumann (unless otherwise indicated).

No.TitleLength
1."What We Can't See" (also by Matthias Schweighöfer)1:08
2."Taking Action" (by Tina Pepper)1:40
3."Puncture" (by Chester Travis)3:53
4."Leon's Good Night Story"3:50
5."On The Ground"1:38
6."You Started A Fight"2:32
7."Universal Love" (by Simon Hughes)0:57
8."Who’s The Winner Now"4:10
9."Vacuum"3:50
10."Always Be With You" (by Walking On Cars)3:55
11."Torn Apart"1:44
12."Leon’s Agent Equipment"1:33
13."Heartbeats" (by Simon Hughes)1:19
14."A Perfect World"3:49
15."I Am God"4:14
16."Great Escape" (by Simon Hughes)2:22
17."Moment Of Perception"1:02
18."Will You Help Me"5:00
19."We’re Family"2:04
20."Don’t Trust Me"3:25
21."Where Do We Go Next"0:33
22."Stars In Spades" (by Chester Travis)1:40
23."The Car Park"1:56
24."One Man Down"1:05
25."I'm Proud Of You Agent Leon"0:45
26."The Shallows" (by Chester Travis)3:55
27."Let's Disappear"4:59
28."Subject Franke"3:39

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kürten, Jochen (17 March 2017). "Amazon launches first German original series, 'You Are Wanted'". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  2. ^ Roxborough, Scott (10 February 2017). "Amazon Taking German Original 'You Are Wanted' Worldwide". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  3. ^ Meza, Ed (10 February 2017). "Amazon's First German-Language TV Series to Launch Globally". Variety. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  4. ^ "You Are Wanted renewed for a second season by Amazon after record-breaking launch". Pantaflix. 22 March 2017. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Neue "You Are Wanted"-Staffel startet am 18. Mai" [New "You Are Wanted" Series Starts on 18th May]. Westfälische Nachrichten (in German). 5 April 2018. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  6. ^ "MATTHIAS SCHWEIGHÖFER IST BALD IN DER ZWEITEN STAFFEL VON "YOU ARE WANTED" ZU SEHEN" [MATTHIAS SCHWEIGHÖFER WILL SOON BE SEEN IN THE SECOND SEASON OF "YOU ARE WANTED"]. MTV (in German). 18 March 2018. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  7. ^ "BEST FOREIGN (TV SPOT / TRAILER / TEASER FOR A SERIES) (GTA18/2017)". Golden Trailer Awards. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  8. ^ Silber, Christoph (29 March 2018). "ROMY-Sonderpreise: Schweighöfer, "Babylon", Ninjas & Universum" [ROMY special prizes: Schweighöfer, "Babylon", Ninjas & Universe]. Kurier.at (in German). Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Soundtrack for Amazon's 'You Are Wanted' Released". Film Music Reporter. 18 March 2017. Archived from the original on 8 September 2017. Retrieved 2018-05-19.

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