Netflix has announced a new German-Language series that focusses on Sigmund Freud that will start filming in January 2019. The 8-episode series is a co-production between ORF and Netflix – ORF will air the show in Austria with Netflix showing it throughout the rest of the world. “Freud” will follow a younger version of Sigmund Freud from way before his days of couch-based psychoanalysis.
Almost 80 years after the death of the founder of psychoanalysis, Robert Finster is taking on the role of the young Sigmund Freud – not a Freud who is spending his time on the couch with theory and analysis, but one who is on a restless, heated and wild hunt for a murderer. The young Sigmund Freud is lurching from one professional crisis to the next. The world is simply not ready for his theories – until a murderous conspiracy begins brewing in the dark alleys of turn-of-the-century Vienna pulling him into the most hidden corners of human consciousness. At Finster’s side are Ella Rumpf as the infamous medium Fleur Salomé, and Georg Friedrich as war veteran Alfred Kiss.
The extravagant Vienna of the 1890s, famous for its decadence and the dark underbelly of its high society, is the backdrop for mysterious murders and political intrigues in the eight 45-minute episodes of the new Austro-German production.