Scene photo from the series "Raven Black" © Paramount+
With "Kohlrabenschwarz", Paramount+ and Tommy Krappweis are venturing into the TV adaptation of the hit radio play series of the same name on Audible. Thanks to a stringent, no-frills narrative style and strong acting performances, the imaginative mix of genres is fun from the first to the last minute.
Anyone familiar with the radio play series "Kohlrabenschwarz" by Tommy Krappweis and Christian von Aster, which has now grown to two seasons, has a pretty precise idea of what this intelligent and charming mixture of mystery series, local crime series and comedy series is all about. Everyone else is highly recommended to take a closer look at this point, because the TV adaptation of the audio production is in a league of its own in the German television landscape due to its uniqueness.
Stefan Schwab (Michael Kessler) is a good psychologist and has made his skills available to the Rosenheim police as a victim counsellor for years. But the job took its toll: Schwab's wife left him and kept the house while he retired to the small town. When he returns to Rosenheim, his old friend, Inspector Falbner (Jürgen Tonkel), asks him to deal with a series of missing teenagers who, according to statements, have been dragged into a van. Little by little it turns out that the case is quite mysterious, because suddenly the old Bavarian legend of the Kraxelmann seems to come to life. You can read a detailed review at Serienjunkies.de. (Reinhard Prahl)