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