Biohackers (2020-) is a German drama, sci-fi, thriller. A Netflix Original series. Two seasons to date. S1 6 x 40-46 min; S2 6 x 38-45 min. 15 Cert U.K. Available with subtitles and also dubbed.
A medical student enters a top German university on a secret mission to uncover a conspiracy linking a family tragedy to a biology professor.
Luna Wedler as Mia
Jessica Schwarz as Prof. Tanja Lorenz
Adrian Julius Tillman as Jasper
Caro Cult as Lotta
Thomas Prenn as Niklas
Sebastian Jakob as Ole
Jing Xiang as Chen-Lu
John Omohundro as Niklas
Benno Fürmann as Andreas Winter
Thomas Kretschmann as Baron von Fürstenberg
I love a bit of sci-fi. Christian Ditter’s Biohackers arrived a year ago and immediately appealed as the trailer was enticing and the premise promising. Having a strong, young, female protagonist was an immediate plus.
Season 1 was a fairly tense ride which whilst not reaching enormous heights certainly did not put me off watching a season 2. Season 2 gives us a big reset of the story and raises the tension and the stakes enormously.
The performances are strong throughout this, especially from what is a mostly young cast. The more experienced members of the cast really show their acting chops.
Some great cinematography and good use of music greatly enhance this show.
What I most like about Biohackers is that it asks BIG questions while not necessarily giving easy answers all tied up with a pretty bow. It makes you think about medical ethics and the “common good”. Not forgotten either are love and friendship, loyalty, betrayal, courage and self-sacrifice.
Biohackers is a thriller that twists and turns, has great pacing and even some light-hearted moments. The episodes fly by and I will definitely be up for season 3 if it is renewed. Recommended for those who enjoy the genre and perhaps because it has a relatable dynamic even for those who do not.
Suspension of disbelief is necessary and no, it’s not a documentary.
And finally, it is NOTHING like Dark, just because it happens to be sci-fi and German…
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