“Two Sides of the Abyss” Is Set To Premiere On HBO Max

Two Sides of the Abyss will premiere on HBO Max on May 8, 2023, with all six episodes running simultaneously. The thriller, created and written by Kristin Derfler, follows Wuppertal police officer Luise Berg as she meets her daughter’s accused murderer, Dennis Opitz, who was released from jail early after serving seven years. As more murders occur, Luise suspects Dennis, but others are skeptical. As the tale progresses, the lines between guilt and innocence, offenders and victims, law, and justice become more blurred. Anno Saul (Charité) directs the series, while Derfler serves as a creative producer.

For the first time, WarnerMedia and RTL Deutschland are teaming together to co-produce the new six-part crime series. RTL Deutschland has acquired the series’ first-run rights in Germany, where it will be accessible on the newly rebranded RTL Plus streaming platform. Following that, it will be available on free television.

In the meanwhile, Warner TV Series will broadcast the series on pay television in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s streaming platform, will release the series as a Max Original in 61 territories throughout the United States, Latin America, and Europe, with WarnerMedia International Television Distribution handling international distribution outside of these regions.

Two Sides of the Abyss depicts the tale of a police officer who confronts a disaster when the murderer of her daughter gets freed from jail early.

The official summary, as provided by IMDb, is as follows:

“After her daughter’s murderer is released early from prison, police officer Luise Berg of Wuppertal, Germany, faces an unavoidable disaster.”

Two Sides of the Abyss

Two Sides of the Abyss is a psychological thriller series that examines the lines between guilt and innocence, offenders and victims, and law and justice in a perplexing game. The series is set in the German city of Wuppertal and follows Luise Berg, a police officer who is on the verge of a disaster when the murderer of her daughter gets released early from jail.

Two Sides of the Abyss production began in February 2022 and lasted through April in Cologne and Wuppertal, Germany, and Belgium. Anne Ratte-Polle (Dark), Lea van Acken (Slborn), and newcomer Anton Dreger are among the cast members. The series also stars Renato Schuch (Dogs of Berlin), Dirk Martens, Ann-Kathrin Kramer, Senita Huski, Claudia Eisinger, and Maximilian Brauer.

Warner Bros. ITVP Deutschland will be led by Verena Monssen and Bernd von Fehrn, while RTL Plus will be led by Nico Grein. Warner TV’s executive producers will be Hannes Heyelmann and Anke Greifeneder.

The series will be released on three distinct platforms at the same time. It will launch on the RTL Group platform on May 8, 2023, with all six episodes accessible at the same time. It will also air linearly on pay television on Warner TV, while HBO Max will stream double episodes every Monday. Furthermore, Two Sides of the Abyss is set to air on VOX for free in May, though no specific date has been announced.

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