Babylon Berlin now on Netflix

Watch Now: ‘Babylon Berlin’ Lands on Netflix in the U.S.

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It is one of Germany’s and Europe’s most talked about new shows — and most expensive — and now viewers in the U.S. have their chance to see the masterpiece for themselves… Babylon Berlin is now streaming on Netflix!

The Berlin crime drama, set in 1929, is based on a set of crime novels by Volker Kutscher and follows a detective investigating a Russian mafia run porn ring. With the events unfolding during this time in history, it allows viewers to get a glimpse at an important turning point in Germany. At the time Berlin was seen as one of the world’s most progressive cities, but the society is on the verge of collapse as both the weakening world economy and the rise of a right-wing political extremists are knocking on the door.

Babylon Berlin debuted on German pay-tv in October and the 16-episode first season was a major success, leading Netflix to grab the U.S. rights before its American competitors had a chance. The series, which the streaming service has branded as a Netflix Original, is now streaming to subscribers and can be watched with English subtitles.

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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