Oktoberfest 1900 is just the beginning This is what awaits us in 2020 with the major ARD series offensive

“Oktoberfest 1900” is just the beginning: This is what awaits us in 2020 with the major ARD series offensive

With “Oktoberfest 1900”, ARD is launching a new series offensive in which online availability as a stream is also a top priority. We give you an overview of what awaits you in 2020 in addition to the historic event series.

“Online first” is the motto that ARD has written on the flags of many of the upcoming in-house series and seasons.

“Online first” is the motto that ARD has written on the flags of many of the upcoming in-house series and seasons.

The pure TV evaluation is of course still not negligible, especially with the public broadcasters. In an environment in which streaming is becoming increasingly important, ARD also wants to keep up with the times and offers exciting fictional material for flexible access via the media library before it is broadcast on television.

The “Oktoberfest 1900” event series gives the top-class starting shot for this.

“Oktoberfest 1900”

“Oktoberfest 1900” takes us into a similar time to the first season of the celebrated ARD series “Charité”, only – as the title suggests – against a completely different background.

At the turn of the century, a struggle between two beer dynasties for supremacy, inspired by true events, breaks out here at the world’s largest folk festival. Of all people, the restaurateur Curt Prank (Mišel Maticevic), who comes from Nuremberg, is trying to grab five stalls in order to build a beer castle for 6,000 guests.

But he did the math without the traditional brewer Ignatz Hoflinger (Francis Fulton-Smith) and his wife Maria (Martina Gedeck), who are resolutely opposed to Prank and are not even thinking of giving up their place at the Oktoberfest. But Prank is not that easy to reject – and in order to achieve his goal he can use just about any means …

All six episodes of “Oktoberfest 1900” will be available from September 8, 2020 for flexible retrieval via the ARD media library (until December 31). Das Erste will broadcast the episodes on television on September 15, 16 and 23, starting at 8.15 p.m. in pairs.

All six episodes of “Oktoberfest 1900” will be available from September 8, 2020 for flexible retrieval via the ARD media library (until December 31). Das Erste will broadcast the episodes on television on September 15, 16 and 23, starting at 8.15 p.m. in pairs.

What else the “Online first” offensive has to offer apart from that, we will present you below.

“Pan Tau”

“Pan Tau” is a British-German remake of the Czech children’s series of the same name from the 1970s. The English stand-up comedian and magician Matt Edwards follows in the footsteps of the then main actor Otto Šimánek, who should therefore have the best prerequisites for the title role.

Because Pan Tau is a silent eccentric even in the modern adaptation, who with his magical powers helps children and young people out of a mess or rather shows them a way how they can cope with their problems on their own.

The 14 episodes of the first “Pan Tau” season will be available from September 27, 2020 in the ARD media library and will run from October 4 on the first.

The 14 episodes of the first “Pan Tau” season will be available from September 27, 2020 in the ARD media library and will run from October 4 on the first.

“Babylon Berlin” Season 3

In the sequel to the award-winning book adaptation “Babylon Berlin”, Commissioner Gereon Rath (Volker Bruch) ended up in the Babelsberg film studio just outside Berlin in 1929. Actress Betty Winter died here while filming. Soon there were many indications that it was not an accident but murder.

As with the first two “Babylon Berlin” seasons, season 3 of the ARD-Sky co-production was already on pay TV a few months ago. But now ARD is finally bringing it to free-to-air television – and of course also as a stream.

The first shows the third season “Babylon Berlin” from October 11, 2020 at 8:15 pm, with three episodes in a row at the beginning. At the same time as the start, all twelve episodes of the season are already available online in the ARD media library. The first two seasons can already be streamed there 123movie show.

The first shows the third season “Babylon Berlin” from October 11, 2020 at 8:15 pm, with three episodes in a row at the beginning. At the same time as the start, all twelve episodes of the season are already available online in the ARD media library.

“The Secret of the Dead Forest”

The plot of the three-part crime and family drama “The Secret of the Forest of the Dead” extends over three decades. The starting point is the disappearance of the sister of a high-ranking Hamburg police officer in the summer of 1989, which resulted in a lengthy search and brought the family of the missing people to their limits.

With Matthias Brandt (“Polizeiruf 110”), Karoline Schuch (“Ballon”), August Wittgenstein (“Das Boot”), Silke Bodenbender (“Wild”) and Nicholas Ofczarek (“Der Pass”) in the leading roles as well as Sven Bohse ( “Ku’damm 56”) on the director’s chair, the multi-part series brings together an illustrious team in front of and behind the camera.

There are no specific dates for the online and TV premieres yet.

There are no specific dates for the online and TV premieres yet.

“Charité” season 3

After the history of the renowned Berlin hospital was illuminated against the background of the late 19th century and the Second World War in the first two seasons of “Charité”, season 3 now begins the year of the building of the wall, which is also one for the Charité brings with it momentous caesura.

More and more members of the hospital staff migrated westward in 1961, and the young doctor Dr. Ella Wendt (Nina Gummich) soon feels torn between two opposing systems and ways of thinking in the midst of the demanding everyday work.

It is not yet clear when exactly the six-part third “Charité” season will start in the first.

It is not yet clear when exactly the six-part third “Charité” season will start in the first.

Also new in 2020 in the ARD media library

“The Last Will” (from September 25th):
“Parliament” (from September 29th):
“Ethno” (from October 18):
“There is‘ nothing “(from October):
“How To Tatort” (from November 20th, only online):
“Two minutes – the test” (from November, only online):
“Twin” (probably from December):
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