The 61st Monte-Carlo Television Festival, to be held from 17-21 June, will host the world premiere screening of the first two episodes of brand new dark, action comedy, Ze Network, starring David Hasselhoff.
Ze Network stars actor and musician David Hasselhoff (Hoff The Record, Knight Rider) as “David Hasselhoff”, along with award-winning actor Henry Hübchen (Go for Zucker) as “Henry Hübchen”. Both stars will attend the public screening on Sunday 19 June at 19.15 at the Grimaldi Forum, along with producers Siegfried Kamml and Christian Alvart.
The series tells the fictional story of Hollywood actor David Hasselhoff’s new lead role in a theatre play in Germany which plunges him into the center of an international conspiracy of former cold war assassins, while all around him the fabric of reality seems to break down.
Additional leading cast members of Ze Network include Lisa-Marie Koroll as “Melli Spitz”, Maximilian Mundt as “Thomas Gesach”, Athena Strates as “Tara Hasselhoff”, Anja Herden as “Chloe Hainstetten”, Maike Jüttendonk as “Andra Shandra”, Serkan Kaya as “Batur N. Bathur”, Max Befort as “Tom Maria Dunckel”, Urs Rechn as “Inspector Carsten Comberg”.
Filmed in Görlitz and Berlin, Germany as well as in Poland, Croatia and Morocco, Ze Network is created and directed by Christian Alvart and written by Alvart and Arend Remmers. Producers of the eight-episode action comedy drama are Siegfried Kamml, Timm Oberwelland and Alvart. The series is executive produced by David Hasselhoff, Hauke Bartel, Thomas Disch, Meghan Lyvers and Al Hassas. Produced by Syrreal Entertainment and CBS Studios for RTL+, Ze Network is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution outside of German speaking territories.
“We are happy to premiere the show at the Monte Carlo Television Festival. This show is insane. I’m shocked that they’ve let me do it,” says Christian Alvart, creator, director, writer and director of photography for Ze Network. “A crazy and suspenseful roller coaster ride with lots of twists and surprises. We’re boldly going, where no Hasselhoff has gone before.“
Laurent Puons, CEO of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival adds, “I am delighted to welcome David Hasselhoff, Henry Hübchen and members of the Ze Network team to join us in Monte-Carlo for the world premiere screening of this brilliant new series. We know David has many, many fans throughout the world and especially here in Monaco! We are thrilled and honored that he and CBS Studios have chosen our Festival to launch his latest project which looks set to be a huge international hit.”
Source: Monte-Carlo Television Festival