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Answer to the "dream ship"? RTL shoots the cruise series "Der Schiffsdoktor"

2021-10-21T13:12:26.059Z

RTL promises a mix of medicine and crime for the series "Der Schiffsdoktor", which is filmed on board a real cruise ship. The concept is reminiscent of a model under public law.



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"The ship doctor" actors Anna Puck and Moritz Otto

Photo: RTL / Ufa Fiction / Wolfgang Ennenbach

In the past few months there has been a lot of discussion about the new programmatic orientation of the private broadcaster RTL.

Prior to the federal election, the main focus was on political reporting, for which prominent newcomers from ARD such as Jan Hofer and Pinar Atalay were signed up.

But there are also new but familiar names in the entertainment sector at the Cologne broadcasting group, be it Lukas Podolski as the "super talent" presenter or Hape Kerkeling, for whom new formats are to be found.

For a fictional series one has apparently been inspired by ZDF.

The “dream ship” has been sailing the oceans there for many years - now RTL is also working on a new cruise series.

As the broadcaster announced on Thursday, filming for the production "Der Schiffsarzt" began in September.

The main role is played by Moritz Otto, born in 1988. According to the Cologne private broadcaster, the film will be shot on the cruise ship "Mein Schiff 3" operated by the German shipping company TUI Cruises.

Previously, several media, including the "Mallorca Zeitung" and the "Bild" newspaper, reported.

The starting point of the six-part series is the fate of the surgeon and emergency physician Dr.

Eric Leonhard.

His heavily pregnant wife wanted to go to her sister's but never showed up.

Since the police cannot help either, the doctor himself investigates. When a photo of his wife turns up on board a cruise ship, he hires a ship doctor without further ado.

In addition to his private detective mission, he also helps holidaymakers with their ailments there.

Unlike the ZDF “Traumschiff”, where Florian Silbereisen is the captain at the wheel, the RTL steamer is steered by a woman: Anna Puck (“Alarm for Cobra 11”) plays the captain Henriette Mosbach.

In addition, professional dancer Ekaterina Leonova ("Let's Dance") should be seen in her first acting role.

"We look forward to gripping medical cases in the most beautiful places in the world, a dark secret that pulls us through history and a great ensemble that sets sail with us," said Hauke ​​Bartel, Head of Fiction RTL Germany.

The broadcast of "Der Schiffsarzt" is initially planned for 2022 on the RTL + streaming service.

The series, initially designed for six episodes, will later be shown on RTL.

feb / dpa

Source: spiegel

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