Tuesday, 13 April 2010


[14.15 - French Time] German production company action concept is filming season 2 of Lasko - Die Faust Gottes (Lasko - The Fist of God) for private broadcaster RTL.

Hermann Joha's company is in Berlin and its area since today to shoot eight new episodes of the action/adventure show starring Mathis Landwehr as Brother Lasko of the Pugnus Dei order, the first kick ass monk since Kwai Chang Caine.

Lasko - Die Faust Gottes came last year almost as a miracle (pun intended) for German television fiction. Ratings and market shares were more than spectacular in a country where television viewers tend to favour US shows like House, but a second season was not guaranteed regarding financial considerations.

According to the excellent Quotenmeter.de website, for season 1 the production budget was around 1 million euros per episode, so RTL wisely asked a cautious script development process before a go for season 2 (http://www.quotenmeter.de/cms/?p1=n&p2=36688&p3). Quality has a cost and Lasko is one of the best shows produced in Germany these last five years, with extraordinary action sequences, effective scripts, fantastic locations, a great soundtrack and a very good cast.

Stephan Bieker is back as the hilarious and loyal Brother Gladius, heir of a long string of faithful acolytes from Friar Tuck to Obelix and Bud Spencer.

Elke Schubert, of action concept, told us that filming will go on until August.


Lasko Season 1: http://tattard2.blogspot.com/2009/07/back-to-basics.html

(C) Thierry Attard

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