Inspired by some real-life events, ‘King of Stonks’ is a German thriller drama series created by Philipp Kässbohrer, Jan Bonny, and Matthias Murmann that follows the life of a programmer named Felix Armand. With his dreams set on reaching the very top, he wants nothing less than to be the CEO of CableCash AG — the biggest FinTech company in Europe, which he helped build. However, during the IPO, nothing goes according to Felix’s plans as everything blows right in his face — investor deception, money laundering, and internet pornography. As he takes care of it all behind the scenes, he lets his boss Magnus get all the spotlight.
But when it becomes all too much for him to handle, Felix transforms from an ordinary programmer into one of the biggest swindlers. Meanwhile, he ends up falling in love with someone he needs to stay away from at all costs, Sheila Williams. With such interesting themes, the series takes the audience on a thrilling psychological journey. Not to mention, the backdrop of the sleek cityscape in several scenes makes many viewers intrigued about the locations where they unfold. If you are one such curious soul, allow us to give you a detailed account of the production sites utilized for the series!
King of Stonks Filming Locations
‘King of Stonks’ is filmed entirely in Germany, specifically in Berlin and Cologne. Since the series is set in Berlin, it makes sense for the production team to choose the German capital as one of the filming sites. The principal photography for the inaugural iteration of the series seemingly took place in late 2021, for a little more than two months. Now, let’s navigate the specific locations that appear in the Thomas Schubert-starrer!
Many pivotal scenes for the riveting series are taped in and around Berlin, Germany’s capital and largest city. You can see several aerial shots of the cityscape in the show, with the Berlin Television Tower (Fernsehturm Berlin) standing out. Apart from the exterior shots, the production team seemingly also lens several important interior scenes in and around Berlin.
The capital city consists of three World Heritage Sites — Museum Island, the Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin, and the Berlin Modernism Housing Estates. Apart from that, Berlin is home to several museums and galleries, such as the Bode Museum, the German Historical Museum, the National History Museum, and the Humboldt Forum.
It appears that the cast and crew of ‘King of Stonks’ even set up camp across Cologne (Köln), the largest city in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The suburb of Bilderstöckchen in Cologne seemingly served as a pivotal filming site for the first season of the German show. In addition, the production team supposedly recorded a few crucial scenes in Chorweiler, the sixth borough of Cologne.
Several landmarks across Cologne are popular among millions of travelers visiting the city each year, such as Cologne Cathedral, Cologne City Hall, Severinstorburg, Roman-Germanic Museum, and the Twelve Romanesque churches. Thanks to the city’s vast and diverse landscape, Cologne is frequented by many filmmakers; movies and TV shows such as ‘The Reader,’ ‘Amélie,’ ‘Annette,’ and ‘Unbroken’ are all filmed in the beautiful city.
Apart from the above, some portions of ‘King of Stokes’ were reportedly shot in Düsseldorf, the capital city of the North Rhine-Westphalia, known for its fashion and finance. It is bifurcated by the Rhines River and showcases gorgeous 13th Century architecture, especially in the old part of the city called Altstadt. Düsseldorf is popular for hosting the Rhenish carnival, which attracts several visitors each Spring.
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