Hulu has released the trailer for the German Original series “Sam – A Saxon” which will begin streaming all 7 episodes on Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ in many countries including the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia on April 26, 2023.
Check out the trailer below:
Based on the true story of Sam Meffire’s rise and fall in East Germany, this miniseries follows Sam’s desperate search for a place he can call home, as he fights for recognition and justice. Sam goes from being the first Black cop in the GDR to media celebrity, and finally a criminal in the wild years following German reunification.
International Emmy Award® winner Jörg Winger (“Deutschland83/86/89”), who is also showrunner for “Sam – A Saxon,” Sebastian Werninger (both Big Window Productions) and Tyron Ricketts (Panthertainment) are the producers of the seven-part miniseries. “Sam – A Saxon” is executive produced by Leslie-Alina Schäfer and produced by Naomi Marne (Big Window Productions). The series is created by Tyron Ricketts, Jörg Winger and Christoph Silber (“Nordwand”).
“Sam – A Saxon” unites an outstanding and diverse team, in front of as well as behind the camera: Lead directors are Soleen Yusef (“House Without Roof”, “Deutschland89”) and Sarah Blaßkiewitz (“Precious Ivie”), head writers are Jörg Winger and Christoph Silber who co-wrote the scripts with the Writers Room (Malina Nnendi Nwabuonwo, Toks Körner, Tyron Ricketts, Soleen Yusef and Carolin Würfel). “Sam – A Saxon” is based on the biography of Samuel “Sam” Njankouo Meffire. Malick Bauer (“Frau Jordan stellt gleich“, “Wir“) assumes the title role; Alex – Sam’s mentor, with whom he shares the experience of being a Black German – is played by Tyron Ricketts. Svenja Jung, Luise von Finckh, Carina Wiese, Paula Essam, Ivy Quainoo, Thorsten Merten, Martin Brambach, Nyamandi Adrian, Aristo Luis, Daniel Klare and more also star. The series is filmed by Stephan Burchardt and Max Preiss. “Sam – A Saxon” is a production of Big Window Productions in cooperation with Panthertainment for Disney+. The seven-part miniseries is sponsored by the German Motion Picture Fund (GMPF) and Medienbord Berlin Brandenburg.