Netflix is all set and rolling to have another German show being added to its list of shows soon. German comedy star, Angel Engelke has been roped in to be the leading star of the show that is said to be about a funeral eulogy speaker who will lose faith in her work and will attempt to sabotage her husband's funeral.
As the name suggests well, The Last Word will be created under Pantaleon Films and will be a six-part series with Aron Lehmann and Carlos V. Irmscher acting as showrunners.
“Just like in real life, drama and humor are clashing constantly,” Engelke said of the series. “Family and relationships, loss and grief, life and death, the absurdities of life, the rediscovery of strength and lust for life, it is all in there – so beautiful it makes you cry.”
“The Last Word” is based on an idea of Thorsten Merten. The series is the latest in a growing roster of German originals from Netflix as the streamer increasingly looks to local production. Engelke is a star in Germany and has been in Deutschland 86, among other shows.
“Together with the wonderful showrunner and director Aron Lehmann and his project ‘The Last Word’ we have the chance to shed new light on Anke Engelke’s versatility as an actress and present this German megastar to a global audience,” said Rachel Eggebeen, director, Netflix Originals.