Bad Banks: Walter Presents bets on German thriller
Staff Reporter | On 27, Mar 2019Reading time: 1 mins
Walter Presents is betting on a new German thriller to provide high-stakes thrills this Easter, with the premiere of new series Bad Banks.
Set in the high octane world of finance, the series follows young banker Jana, who is unjustly fired from a prestigious bank in Luxembourg, only for her dream role conveniently rolls into her lap. Could it be too good to be true?
After being wrongly fired, young and ambitious Jana is quickly recruited by a top competing bank in Frankfurt, thanks to the unexpected help of Christelle Leblanc, her former boss. Leaving her family behind, she moves to Germany where her drive and ambition quickly pay off and she manages to impress her new team and most crucially her new boss, banking supremo Gabriel Fenger. Despite this upwards trajectory and swift success, she soon realises that that she’s being manipulated. Will Jana survive the merciless power play? This multi-award-winning thriller charts her explosive career, as it plummets and peaks through the darker side of the financial world.
The show was a huge hit in Germany, winning 13 awards following its release in 2018 and nominated for a further 10, including two Best Actress awards for Paula Beer (Jana Liekam) and two Best Actor awards for Barry Atsma (Gabriel Fenger). Walter Presents regulars may recognise Atsma from his role as Maik Kneefel in the fourth season of Black Widow.
Bad Banks premieres on Channel 4 at 11pm on Thursday 4th April, with the whole box set then available to stream on Walter Presents via All 4.