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'Woman of the Dead' - Bestseller adaption coming to Netflix on January 5

'Woman of the Dead' - Bestseller adaption coming to Netflix on January 5

Directed and co-executive produced by: Nicolai Rohde

Created for television by: Barbara Stepansky, Wolfgang Mueller, Benito Mueller

Written by: Barbara Stepansky, Wolfgang Mueller, Benito Mueller, Mike Majzen, and Nicolai Rohde

Produced by: Benito Mueller, Wolfgang Mueller (Barry Films), and Thomas Hroch and Gerald Podgornig (Mona Film Produktion GmbH), Co-produced by: Al Munteanu (SquareOne Productions) – a co-production of Netflix and ORF, based on Bernhard Aichner’s book series of the same name

Cast includes: Anna Maria Mühe, Felix Klare, Yousef Sweid, Shenja Lacher, Robert Palfrader, Simon Schwarz, Gregor Bloéb, Michou Friesz, Gerhard Liebmann, Hans Uwe Bauer, Sebastian Hülk, Andrea Wenzl, Wolfram Koch, Britta Hammelstein, Romina Küper and Peter Kurth

Coming on January 5, 2023 – exclusively on Netflix!

Watch the trailer HERE.

The official poster is available HERE.

Stills are available HERE.

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Berlin, November 29, 2022 – Undertaker Blum (Anna Maria Mühe) has to deal with death on a daily basis, but when her husband is murdered, she is completely thrown off and seeks revenge. Based on Bernhard Aichner’s bestseller, Woman of the Dead shows one of the most extraordinary female characters of recent years – an unconditionally loving wife and mother as well as a ruthless predator. On her search for the killers, she becomes increasingly cornered herself and must face the abyss of her own harrowing past.

The co-production of Netflix and ORF already had its successful premiere in Austria as part of ORF’s TV programming. The six-part series was produced by Thomas Hroch and Gerald Podgornig for Mona Film as well as Benito Mueller and Wolfgang Mueller for Barry Films, and is a co-production with SquareOne Productions (Al Munteanu). Nicolai Rohde serves as co-executive producer. The script was written by Barbara Stepansky, Benito Mueller, Wolfgang Mueller, Mike Majzen and Nicolai Rohde, who also directed the series. Stephan Burchardt serves as director of photography. Aside from Anna Maria Mühe, the cast includes Felix Klare, Yousef Sweid, Shenja Lacher, Robert Palfrader, Simon Schwarz, Andrea Wenzl, and Wolfram Koch.

About Woman of the Dead

Blum is the owner of a funeral home in a renowned ski resort and the loving mother of two young children. Following her husband’s accidental death, she is shaken to the very core of her existence. Soon, Blum realizes that her husband was murdered because he was in the process of uncovering terrible secrets. She sets out on a quest for revenge, but during her pursuit she turns from predator to prey.

About Mona Film

Mona Film was founded in 2007 and has produced numerous TV movies and series, including the award-winning movie Die Auslöschung starring Klaus Maria Brandauer and Martina Gedeck. The most recent productions include the movies Arthur & Claire, What Have We Done to Deserve This? and The Scary House; the limited series Your Honor starring Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer and Tobias Moretti as well as Am AnschlagDie Macht der Kränkung and Am EndeDie Macht der Kränkung, TV series including Meiberger, Blind ermittelt and Pregau as well as feature films including Waidmannsdank, Im Schatten der Angst, Eine Liebe für den Frieden, Der beste Papa der Welt, Für dich dreh ich die Zeit zurück, Carneval, Walküre, Little Big Voice, Balanceakt and Secret in the Mountain, which won Gold at the 2020 New York TV & Film Awards.

About Barry Films

Barry Films is the internationally active production company under the leadership of Wolfgang Mueller and Benito Mueller with locations in Zurich, Berlin and Los Angeles. It specializes in the production of movies and TV series for the global market.

Barry Films’ productions include the thriller A Perfect Enemy starring Tomasz Kot (Cold War); the conception of the TV adaptation of the submarine classic The Boat for Sky TV and Bavaria; the crime drama Inherit the Viper about the opioid epidemic in the United States starring Josh Hartnett and Bruce Dern; Life, directed by Anton Corbijn and starring Robert Pattinson and Ben Kingsley; Walter starring Academy Award nominees William H. Macy and Virginia Madsen; the César Award-winning screwball comedy The Pig of Gaza, the Peruvian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar The Bad Intentions; The Whistleblower starring Rachel Weisz and Vanessa Redgrave; as well as Der grosse Kater starring Bruno Ganz.

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