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Two years after the first season, BAD BANKS is making its comeback with its second one and will be broadcast from February 2020. It be broadcast from February 2020 on ARTEZDF and RTL Lëtzebuerg:

Broadcast on ARTE
Thursday, February 6, 2020, 8:15 p.m. (episodes 1-3)
Friday, February 7, 2020, 8:15 p.m. (episodes 4-6)

Broadcast on ZDF
Saturday, February 8, 2020, 9:45 p.m. (episodes 1-2)
Sunday, February 9, 2020, 10:15 p.m. (episodes 3-4)
Monday February 10, 2020, 10:15 p.m. (episodes 5-6)

Broadcast on RTL Lëtzebuerg
Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 8:00 p.m. (episode 1)
Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 8:00 p.m. (episode 2)
Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 8:00 p.m. (episode 3)
Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 8:00 p.m., (episode 4)
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 8:00 p.m. (episode 5)
Wednesday, March 18 2020, 8:00 p.m. (episode 6)

The episodes will be available in catch-up TV after each broadcast on RTL Lëtzebuerg.

‘‘Six months have passed since the financial crisis. The banking world is subject to more restrictive regulations, which does not facilitate business for freshly merged Deutsche Global Invest (DGI). CHRISTELLE LEBLANC (Désirée Nosbusch), newly in charge of the bank’s investments, finds herself on the sidelines, and her objectives of ascension in the board of directors seem to disappear little by little every day.

Even for the ambitious investment banker JANA LIEKAM (Paula Beer), things do not go as planned, but she and her team quickly find themselves in a strong position. While the old banking world is working slowly, the young financial branch of FinTechs is experiencing significant growth. In order to meet the enormous challenge of digitalization, the DGI has just set up an incubator in Berlin for these young start-ups in order to allow them to develop and position themselves on the market. In this context, Jana’s mission is to take over the management of a FinTech which focuses on sustainable financial products. But she secretly leads her own agenda – she still has unfinished business with Leblanc. The tumultuous capital thus becomes for her both an opportunity and a challenge, all the more so when an old acquaintance resurfaces in her life, the charismatic GABRIEL FENGER (Barry Atsma) …

In these new episodes, BAD BANKS once again takes the public on a journey through the high levels of finance which, following the crisis, finds itself on the threshold of a major upheaval. New characters are shaking up the traditional system and reviving power issues and manipulations. This time for our characters, it’s double or quits. Rise and fall have never been so close, drawing them closer to the edge of a cliff.

At the end of this intergenerational struggle, who will ultimately determine the future of the system ?’’


Directed by Christian Zübert and written by Oliver Kienle with the conceptual collaboration of Jana Burbach, Jan Galli, Ron Markus (also co-author of episode 4) and Wolf-Alexis Puttfarken, based on an original idea by Lisa Blumenberg, the series is a production LETTERBOX FILMPRODUKTION (Lisa Blumenberg, Germany) and IRIS Productions (Nicolas Steil, Luxembourg), in co-production with REAL FILM Berlin and ZDF and in collaboration with ARTE.

BAD BANKS has received support from the Film Fund Luxembourg, the German Motion Picture Fund, the HessenFilm und Medien, the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, as well as Creative Europe MediaFederation Entertainment, like season 1, handles international sales of the series.

This new chapter includes recurring cast Paula Beer, Barry Atsma, Désirée Nosbusch, Albrecht Schuch, Mai Duong Kieu, Tobias Moretti, Jean-Marc Barr, Marc Limpach, Noah Saavedra, Trystan Pütter, Germain Wagner and Tedros Teclebrhan in the main roles. Among the new recruits, several Luxembourgish actors are expected including Elisabeth Johannesdottir, Claude De Demo, Raoul Schlechter, Fabienne Hollwege, Pascale Noe Adam, Julian Nest and Elsa Rauchs.

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