Wednesday, 1 September 2010


[19.14 - French Time] A French TV channel has bought Lasko - The Fist of God (Lasko - Die Faust Gottes), the action/adventure series produced by Hermann Joha's production company action concept for private broadcaster RTL.

Brother Lasko (Mathis Landwehr) is a young monk from Pugnus Dei ("The Fist of God" in Latin), an ancestral secret monastic order fighting for justice with the help of martial arts. With his loyal and epicurian friend Brother Gladius (Stephan Bieker) and BKA agent Sophia von Erlen (Simone Hanselmann) he faces Ares an occult lodge within the Vatican, which will stop at nothing to achieve its plans.

With an estimated budget of around 1 million euros per episode for its first season, the spectacular ratings and market shares of Lasko - Die Faust Gottes didn't guarantee the return of one of the best TV shows produced in Germany. RTL wisely asked a cautious script development process before a go for season two. Finally eight new episodes were commissioned and filmed from April to August.

Preparation work for the French-speaking dubbing of Lasko - The Fist of God has started. Meanwhile the new season of action concept's Alarm for Cobra 11 (Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizeï) starts tomorrow on RTL, which airs the show since 1996.

(C) Thierry Attard

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