It’s been a pretty interesting month of Originals for May and will only get interesting further still. There have been some excellent foreign Original titles arrive in recent months and for the first time in 2019, a German Original will be arriving soon. Here’s everything you need to know on How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) including the Netflix release date, plot, cast and trailer.
How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) is a German Netflix Original dark-comedy series and not a “how to” guide on how to actually sell drugs online! The German comedy is the third such Original from the region and is the first of five titles that have been touted to arrive soon.
The series was written by Philipp Käßbohrer and Matthias Murmann, while the first half of the season is directed by Lars Montag. Arne Feldhausen directs the second half.
What is the plot of How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)
Dumped by the love of his life, Moritz Zimmerman is determined to win her back. Thinking money and drugs will equal the success he needs for her to fall in love with him, Moritz and his best friend set up an online drug business from their bedroom.
Is the story of How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) based on real life?
Ja! Inspiration for the story comes from a real-life story that happened in 2013. 18-year old Maximillion S. from Leipzig launched an online drug trade all from the comfort of his home.
Using the name ‘Shiny Flakes’ for a short while his dealings went relatively unnoticed. By the time German authorities caught him, Maximillion has already made 4 million euros. In November 2015, he was sentenced to 7 years in prison.
Who is in the cast of How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)?
The following cast members have been confirmed for How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast):
|Role||Cast Member||Where have I seen/heard them before?|
|Moritz Zimmerman||Maximillion Mundt||Tiger Milk | Radio Heimat|
|Lisa||Anna Lena Klenke||F*ck You, Goethe! | The Silent Revolution | Rock My Heart|
|Lenny Sander||Danilo Kamperidis||Unter Anderen Umstanden | Die Pfefferkorner|
|Dan Riffert||Damian Hardung||The Red Band Society | The Name of the Rose | The Most Beautiful Girl in the World|
|Gerda||Luna Schaller||Caraba | Oma Wider Willen|
|Fritzi||Leonie Wesselow||Once Upon a Time in Indian Country | Back For Good|
|Dealer Buba||Bjarne Madel||Crime Scene Cleaner | Mord Mit Ausschit | Stromberg|
When and where did production take place?
Bildundtonfabrik is the production company behind How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast), and they are based in the German city of Cologne. Production would have likely taken place Cologne.
On December 17th it was announced that filming was complete. Filming would have taken place between the months of October and December.
How many episodes will the first season debut with?
According to the German Wikipedia page for How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast), the first season will arrive with six episodes.
What are the episode run times?
Each episode will have an estimated 30 minute run time.
Is there a trailer for How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)?
With the release imminent, Netflix has just released the trailer for the German Original. Suffice to say it looks bloody hilarious and we can’t wait to watch.
What was the online response to the trailer release?
Naturally many have been joking online at the idea of Netflix giving hints and tips on how to actually sell drugs online!
Netflix be like … “Yo lets give the kids some startup ideas…”
How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) https://t.co/l4JvgofnVJ
— Johann Savalle / Yasha Solutions (@yashasolutions) May 17, 2019
On the trailer for the series the joke about Netflix teaching how to peddle drugs continued!
When is the release date for How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) Season 1?
The first season will be arriving on Friday, May 31st, so just in time for the weekend.
Will How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) be available in my region?
Ja! The latest German original has been classed as a ‘Global Original’ therefore, every region with Netflix will have access to the series.
What time will the series be available to stream?
Regardless of the fact that the series is a German Original, Netflix will stick to its usual release scheduling. This means depending on which region you live in, for example, Australia, you’ll receive titles for later in the evenings meanwhile Americans receive new titles in the morning.
The following time table should help clear any confusion:
|Time Zone||Time available to stream|
|Pacific Standard Time||12:00 AM|
|Mountain Standard Time||1:00 AM|
|Central Standard Time||2:00 AM|
|Eastern Standard Time||3:00 AM|
|British Summer Time||8:00 AM|
|Central European Time||9:00 AM|
|Eastern European Time||10:00 AM|
|India Standard Time||12:30 PM|
|Japan Standard Time||16:00 PM|
|Australian Eastern Time||18:00 PM|
|New Zealand Day Light Time||20:00 PM|
As you can see, if you live in New Zealand you’ll be waiting until late in the evening for How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast).
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