With Netflix’s ever-increasing investment in foreign language shows, the slate of stories has grown diverse, making the audience familiar with the surroundings they have never been to. For someone who has never been to Germany, the small town of Winden and the complicated family tree of its residents is something that I, and a great number of Netflix users, find more interesting than my own little town.
Good, normal people, who have never known crime in any form, are more acquainted with the boroughs of Berlin than with the corners of their own metropolitans. It is the allure of these tales, their magnetic quality of telling a story that, despite being in a language we might not know, still speaks to us.
One such series, ‘Skylines’ is written by Dennis Schanz and follows the story of a young man who goes after his dreams, only to find himself in the middle of a criminal undertaking that changes the course of his life.
The first season of the show was well-received; so now you must wondering, will there be Skylines Season 2. Well, let’s find out.
Skylines Cast: Who’s in it?
The story of ‘Skylines’ centers around Jinn, a young hip-hop producer who discovers a completely different side of the music industry. He is portrayed on screen by Edin Hasanovic, who is known for his work in ‘Lara’, ‘You Are Wanted’, ‘Family Brown’ and ‘My End, Your Beginning’.
Peri Baumeister plays the character of Sara. Apart from working in a number of German movies and TV shows, she is also known for playing the role of Gisela in the historical drama, ‘The Last Kingdom’.
Sahin Eryilmaz plays the role of Semir. Some of his acting credits include titles like ‘Head Full of Honey’, ‘To Die Too Soon’ and ‘The Red Band Society’. The role of Lily is played by Anna Hermann. Hermann is known for working in ‘Homeland’, ‘Vineyard’ and ‘Crime Scene’.
Murathan Muslu plays the role of Kalifa. He has previously worked in ‘Pelican Blood’, ‘8 Days’ and ‘Covert Affair’. Richy Muller plays the character of Raimund. Prior to this, he has appeared in ‘Crime Scene’, ‘Anne and the King of Dresden’ and ‘Vampire Sisters’ series. The role of Celine is played by Lisa Maria Potthoff, whose previous acting credits include ‘Sarah Kohr’, ‘Baltic Crimes’ and ‘Shades of Guilt’. Erdal Yildiz plays the role of Ardan. He is known for his roles in ‘The Order’, ‘Jack Ryan’ and ‘Half Brother’. Additional cast includes Carlo Ljubek as Miro, Sascha Nathan as Hocki, Carol Schuler as Zilan, Doris Conrad as Frau Tirelli, Kim Riedle as Sonja and Ilir Rexhepi as Juli.
Skylines Plot: What’s it about?
Set in the bustling city of Frankfurt, ‘Skylines’ follows the story of Jinn. All his life, he has held one dream- to be a record producer. Music has been an integral part of his life and there is nothing he won’t do to make his wishes come true. He gets the chance to break into the music world when a prominent record label reaches out to him.
Skyline Records is a leading music company, something that anyone like Jinn would be lucky to be a part of. Of course, he jumps on the opportunity and promises to give this job his all. Unbeknownst to him, there is a massive upheaval on the horizon for the record company. Two brothers had started it from scratch.
While one had been away, due to his involvement in the drug trade, the other continued to work and brought Skyline Records where it is today. When the elder brother returns, a clash in power takes place. He takes over the company to use it as a front to get his own business going. When Jinn crosses paths with the new boss, he is forced to do something that changes everything. Out of loyalty to the record label and believing that it is just for time being until he can make a name for himself and ultimately become independent, he decides to do the small favors that are asked of him.
Soon, the risk of the favors increases and Jinn gets farther and farther from the world he wanted to make for himself. Will he get out of it while he still has time, or will he continue down this path and lose everything he has ever held close to his heart? The rest of the story chronicles Jinn’s complex journey.
Skylines Season 2 Release Date: Renewed or Cancelled?
‘Skylines’ Season 1 is premiered on September 27, 2019, on Netflix. The six-episode series explores different facets of the city of Frankfurt. Known for being the happening ground of rap, as much as it is known for the drug trade that dominates its culture, the city is a character in itself, the life of which ebbs and flows in accordance with the tension in the story of the protagonist. A perfect mix of chorus and crime, ‘Skylines’ is a thrilling series that appeals to everyone, regardless of their interest in rap music.
The show did open to an exceptionally good positive response. But unfortunately, Netflix got involved in a major dispute with Jan Lehmann, Skyline Records’ real owner, who stated that Netflix had knowingly used the name of his record label which was launched in 2003.
Lehmann went on to accuse the streamer of spoiling his brand image by depicting rampant scenes of drug trafficking and other various crimes. Hence, he wanted a restraining order against Netflix. This means that he could ask Netflix to end the series if he would have won the case.
However, Netflix did not want to get involved in this long dispute and ultimately decided to pull the plug on the series. This news was additionally confirmed by star Edin Hasnovic via his Instagram post.
So, there you go. Although it might seem really disappointing, ‘Skylines’ season 2 stands officially cancelled on Netflix.
‘Skylines’ is a thrilling story of a man who gets caught up in a world he knows nothing about. You can catch all its episodes on Netflix. Have a look at the trailer here.
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