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Monday 12 June 2017

Amazon Prime Video brings back Pastewka

In 2018, the award-winning series continues with the brand-new eighth season exclusively on Germany’s most popular video streaming service. All previous seasons are already available for Prime members in Germany and Austria for unlimited streaming.

The new season of Pastewka becomes the second German Original TV show from Amazon Prime Video,, all new episodes will be exclusively available to members of Amazon’s Prime Video and available to binge watch beginning early 2018

Prime Video members will be able to enjoy all the lead characters from prior seasons who have all joined Bastian Pastewka’s move to Prime Video

The new season opens with four years having passed since the last season and Bastian finds himself in a deep crisis. Due to a misunderstanding, he breaks up with his girlfriend Anne. His brother Hagen runs a successful street food company together with Svenja and his niece Kimberly has her own rock band,  While everyone else is moving forward – Bastian recognizes that he is still playing the ‘embarrassing fool with a thick neck’ in Annette Frier’s sitcom. When he decides to change everything and to turn his life inside out, he doesn’t anticipate that his supposed freedom will turn into a midlife crisis.

“Four years after our last adventures, the Pastewkas are finally back together. Over the last twelve years, the series has never stopped making me happy. The fans have encouraged us to continue after each season, but we have never had such a loud calling for a new season as we have in recent years. Anne, Hagen, Kim, Regine, Volker and Antifa-Bruck will all be there again, they are what makes the series a success as well as being the best family I never had. It is a great gift to continue with Pastewka on Prime Video, and we are so grateful for the incredible support from the series’ fans. We promise a crazy, silly and surprising season with one of your favorite idiots. Have fun!” says Bastian Pastewka.

Tobias Baumann, Managing Director of Brainpool TV GmbH says: “We have found a potent partner in Amazon Prime Video to continue our multi-award-winning comedy series Pastewka. By collaborating with a renowned video streaming service like Amazon Prime Video, we can jointly develop and implement new innovative marketing strategies. Whilst speaking about creativity: We have creative freedom during production. It’s a win-win situation for both parties!”

“The feedback from fans when we announced that Prime Video would be bringing Pastewka back for an eighth season was overwhelming! We are very happy, to be making it our second German Amazon Original and we are excited to help Bastian and the team make the best show possible for the fans,” says Christoph Schneider, Managing Director of Amazon Video Germany. “With Prime Video, fans can watch all episodes of Pastewka whenever and wherever they want. Once launched, the show will be available on any living room or mobile device with access to Prime Video and laughter will not be disrupted by commercial breaks.”

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