Another new German-language series is headed to Netflix as the streaming company picked up worldwide rights outside of German-speaking Europe for the modern-day telling of Patrick Suskind’s best-selling novel Perfume.
The dramatic thriller will center around a young profiler who begins investigating a series of brutal murders that all lead back to five boarding school boys who discovered a recipe of perfumes that give them control over human emotions to manipulate their prey.
If it sounds familiar, it may be because the story was previously told as a feature film with the same name in 2006, starring Dustin Hoffman and Ben Whishaw.
This German retelling of the story will be more loosely based on the original story and will set the scene in the present-day Lower Rhine region of Germany instead of 18th-century France.
Perfume will feature a star-studded cast with Wotan Wilke Möhring (Valkyrie), August Diehl (Inglourious Basterds), Ken Duken (Inglourious Basterds), Friederike Becht (The Reader), and Christian Friedel (The White Ribbon) all playing a role.
Philipp Kadelbach, known for his Emmy-winning series Generation War, directed the six-part series which is already in post-production and set for a Fall 2018 premiere.