New series on Prime Video: Amazon has investigators chasing these stars

In the new Prime Video series “Celebrity Hunted,” German stars shy away from professional investigators.

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Stars already know this from their personal lives: being unrecognizable in public, diving into the paparazzi, being one with the gray crowd. That could help them pioneer a new reality adventure format on Prime Video: In “Celebrity Hunted,” celebrities are filmed as they hide out in Germany, Amazon says.

Concept of star scavenger hunt: Celebrities, either alone or in pairs, receive some money and spend ten days trying not to be discovered by a team of professional investigators. And there’s also a quasi-celebrity among the profilers: The team is led by Erich Wad, the secretary of the Federal Security Council and military policy advisor to Angela Merkel.

Stars B “Celebrity Hunted”: Wladimir Klitschko, Stephanie Geisinger, Vanessa Mai, UA

Of course, the participating stars are even better known: Wladimir Klitschko, Stefanie Geisinger (Germany’s Next Topmodel 2014) and pop singer Vanessa Mai. Also present: Mai’s husband and manager Andreas Ferber, actors Kida Khoder Ramzan, Tom Beck and Axl Stein, influencers Diana (@diademlori) and Melissa (@memira.x) and rapper Summer Beans.

Rainer Lux, executive director of the production company, explains, “With Celebrity Hunt we have created a whole new dimension of the reality genre – full of tension and emotion, stunning visuals and a unique cast that has never been seen before on German TV. ” Endemol Shine Germany. Episode six should air on Prime Video in late 2021. The format comes from Great Britain, with the second season already underway in Italy.

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The series’ approach is essentially reminiscent of the scandal surrounding the television film “Das Millenenspiel” from 1970: in the film, a candidate from a television show has to run from contract killers for a week and eventually receive a million Deutschmarks. it happens. prize money. When it first aired, many TV viewers thought the film was a real show – some even wanted to imply. “Das Millennspiel” is considered the trend-setting for subsequent actual developments in TV, especially in private TV.

Published: June 24, 2021

/ written by Marcus Gartner

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