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»The Swarm« with Sukowa and de France: series adaptation announces star cast


Frank Schätzing wanted the eight-part cast for his eco-thriller “The Swarm” to be as international as today's scientific community. The author himself would like a special extra role.

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The shooting of "The Swarm" has already begun in Italy, and it has now been announced who will play in the lavish series adaptation of Frank Schätzing's eco-thriller.

As the industry service "The Hollywood Reporter" reports, the French film star Cécile de France ("L'auberge espagnole"), the British Sharon Duncan-Brewster ("Sex Education") and Jack Greenlees ("Star Wars - The Last Jedi" ) as well as the Germans Barbara Sukowa and Leonie Benesch ("Babylon Berlin").

The US actress Rosabell Laurenti Sellers ("Game of Thrones") and the US actor Dutch Johnson ("Veep") are also involved.

Takuya Kimura and Takehiro Hiera are from Japan.

The international cast of the eight-part series reflects the increasing internationalization of the science community, according to executive producer Frank Doelger (“Game of Thrones”): “This enabled us to put together an ensemble that, in my opinion, was still in 2004 when the novel was written would have been inconceivable. "

"The Swarm" is Schätzing's fifth novel.

The work, which is more than 1000 pages long, quickly became an international bestseller and was translated into two dozen languages.

In it, the author creates a gloomy future scenario in which organisms in the deep sea trigger tsunamis and other natural disasters that become a global threat to all of humanity.

Schatzing as a white crab?

“It was important to me that we don't just adapt the book for the screen, but modernize it.

An interpretation for today that focuses on the lives, fears and hopes of the younger generations, ”quoted“ The Hollywood Reporter ”Schätzing.

“I'm excited to see what will happen and will probably sneak up on the set to maybe play a fish.

Or at least a white crab. "

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Source: spiegel

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