Ricky Gervais boards comedy series ‘Greenlight – German Genius’ inspired by his tweet


Los Angeles, Nov 26 | Comedian Ricky Gervais has boarded ‘Greenlight – German Genius’ a new series from WarnerMedia Germany inspired by one of his tweets from 2019.

The eight-episode series, which has started shooting in Berlin, satirises the German television industry, reports variety.com.

Two years ago the ‘After Life’ writer and actor sent a public message via Twitter to German actor Kida Ramadan praising his portrayal of character Toni Hamady in series ‘4 Blocks’.

“Congratulations. Another masterpiece,” wrote Gervais.

In a case of art imitating life, Ramadan and Gervais will now appear as fictional versions of themselves in ‘Greenlight – German Genius’, in which Ramadan convincing Gervais to let him make a German adaptation of his hit series “Extras” after the comedian sends Ramadan a tweet praising his performance in ‘4 Blocks’.

However, Ramadan hits a stumbling block when he realizes there aren’t any international celebrities in Germany to cameo in the adaptation all while trying to navigate the choppy waters of the German television industry.

Among those appearing in the series will be Detlev Buck, Frederick Lau, Tom Schilling, Veysel Gelin, Olli Schulz, Heike Makatsch, Maria Furtwängler, Sascha Geršak, Katrin Bauerfeind, Britta Hammelstein, Christina Große, Trystan Pütter, Wim Wenders, Volker Schlöndorff, Leander Haußmann, Kurt Krömer, Thorsten Merten, Anne Ratte Polle, Kathrin Angerer, Marc Hosemann, Marvin Kren and many more

‘Greenlight – German Genius’ is produced by Warner TV Comedy and W&B Television in coooperation with CAB Film, Macadamia and Mothermilk and in collaboration with BBC Studios Germany and Studio Babelsberg.

Detlev Buck, Cüneyt Kaya, Constantin Lieb and Seraina Nyikos wrote the scripts with Kaya and Buck directing.

‘Greenlight – German Genius’ satirises the German media landscape and at the same time its own origins, said Anke Greifeneder, VP of original production at WarnerMedia.

‘Ricky Gervais’ tweet did actually happen and ultimately led to the idea for the series. After the mockumentary ‘Other Parents’ (‘Andere Eltern’) and the dramedy ‘The Mopes,’ we are once again showing a completely different variety of humour in our latest Warner TV Original and are delighted to have attracted this outstanding cast.”

Quirin Berg, producer and managing director W&B Television and LEONINE Studios added: “What would ‘4 Blocks’ be without Toni Hamady? Hard to imagine. But what would Toni Hamady be without ‘4 Blocks?’ It’s a fascinating question and impetus for a snapshot of our industry – humorous, not seen before and with a sensational ensemble “taken from the real life of the thoroughly self-reflective lead actor Kida Ramadan.”

Berg, Max Wiedemann, Angélique Kommer, Detlev Buck, Cüneyt Kaya and Kida Ramadan exec produce alongside Hannes Heyelmann and Greifeneder for Warner TV Comedy.

Source: IANS

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Dalal Street found no relief with incessant sell off during the month. Nifty traded on a bearish note and ended at 16025.80 with loss of 99.35 points or 0.62 percent following weak global cues on Wednesday. While Banknifty closed at 34339.50 on the higher side with marginal gain of 49.35 points.

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The weakness in US stocks is playing out globally with signs of higher inflation, which has spoiled investors’ appetite for the Indian market as well. Rising India VIX to 25.28 has led Indices to big intraday swings on both sides. Sectorally maximum sectors closed on the negative side as Nifty IT and Nifty Media sheds more than 3 percent each. While Nifty Financial Services ended on a positive side gaining 0.68 percent.

In nifty stocks, NTPC, HDFCLIFE, SBILIFE were the top gainers while ASIANPAINT, ADANIPORT and TECHM were the prime laggards. Coming to the OI Data, on the call side highest OI witnessed at 16200 followed by 16300 strike price while on the put side, the highest OI was at 15800 strike price. Technically, Nifty has formed three black crow patterns in the daily chart suggesting bearishness would remain intact. We expect a rise in volatility as well on monthly expiry day.

Riding against the trend may not be beneficial for short term traders. All major moving averages are lying above 16300 levels. Indicators such as MACD and RSI are still struggling to overcome the oversold zone in the daily time frame. Overall, Nifty is having support at 15800 mark while on the upside 16300 may act as an immediate resistance for monthly expiry. While Banknifty has support around 33500 while resistance is placed at 35200 on the daily chart.

Om Mehra
Research Associate
Choice Broking

Source: Choice India


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