Netflix has been showing keen interest in German projects after the success of Dark, the first Netflix Original from Germany and now we have a list of upcoming German shows on the streaming platform. One of which is All Quiet on the Western Front. The upcoming project is based on Erich Maria Remarque’s 1929 novel of the same name. The production will be a Netflix Original and is rumored to be one of the most expensive productions to be coming from Germany.
Here’s everything we know about the highly anticipated series so far:
All Quiet on the Western Front Release Date
The filming was concluded in May 2021 and All Quiet on the Western Front has been in post production since then. As per What’s on Netflix, the series will be available to stream some time in Winter 2022, so latest it might release in December 2022, globally.
All Quiet on the Western Front Cast
The film has an impeccable ensemble of cast which includes Daniel Bruhl, who will be playing the role of Matthias Erzberger. He has been a part of The Alienist, Rush and Captain America: Civil War and Disney’s The Falcon and Winter Soldier.
- Albrecht Schuch as Stanislaus “Kat” Katczinsky
- Felix Kammerer as Paul Bäumer
- Moritz Klaus as Frantz Müller
- Aaron Hilmer as Albert Kropp
- Edin Hasanovic as Tjaden Stackfleet
- Devid Striesow
- Sebastian Hülk
All Quiet on the Western Front Plot
The upcoming project is based on a World War I novel, Im Westen nichts Neues by Erich Maria Remarque who was a German veteran infantryman and a famous author. The story follows Paul and his teenager friends Albert and Muller, as they enlisted themselves in the Imperial German Army soon after the first World War begun.
It was a time when joining the army was so romanticized that there was no need to tell anyone to do so, young boys would just do it dreaming of returning as a hero in shining armor. That was the same with Paul and friends. They joined the army with hope and enthusiasm and a clear distinction between right and wrong. But everything came crumbling down when they first handedly experienced the life among the trench warfare.
The film will not be dealing with the war itself but the impact it creates on people who are fighting in it. Not the senior officials who are posted far from the warzone in safer compounds but those who are living in the filthy conditions of the trenches and always in fear of fire and bombarding. It will also highlight how difficult if becomes for a frontline soldier who has seen things that are unspeakable, to return to a normal civilian life.
All Quiet on the Western Front Trailer
There hasn’t been any announcement regarding the trailer release. However, it can be expected to surface soon, taking into account the time it has been since the series is in post-production.