#FIRSTLOOK: “FAKING HITLER” COMING TO HOLLYWOOD SUITE
We can’t get enough of these swindlers, I tell you! FAKING HITLER is based on true events that caused a huge media scandal! It’s coming to Hollywood Suite on June 9, 2022 at 9pm ET and will be on-demand June 1, 2022 as well!
Faking Hitler is inspired by the extraordinary true story of forged Hitler diaries and the journalist who fell
for them. Gerd Heidemann, the star journalist at Stern, one of Germany’s most prestigious publications,
stunned the world when he revealed he had unearthed Hitler’s long lost diaries. What followed was the
biggest media scandal of the twentieth century.
“Faking Hitler is a smart, energetic, new take on an almost unbelievable true story,” said Sharon
Stevens, Vice-President, Programming, Hollywood Suite. “It brings the 80s to life in sight and sound, and
tells an important story about the fight against fake news and historical revisionism.”
From the immersive design of Stern’s modernist newsroom, to the fashion and pop hits of Hamburg’s club scene, to the Cold War intrigue of a nation divided by the iron curtain, Faking Hitler transports viewers to West Germany in the early 80s. The unforgettable soundtrack includes hits by Cyndi Lauper, David Bowie and The Human League.
Faking Hitler stars Lars Eidinger (High Life; Babylon Berlin, Sense8), Moritz Bleibtreu (Run Lola Run,
Women in Gold) and Daniel Donskoy (The Crown, Victoria). Directed by Tobi Baumann and Wolfgang
Groos, the series was written by Thomas Vass and is presented with English subtitles. Faking Hitler is a
UFA Fiction production for RTL+ under the umbrella of the Bertelsmann Content Alliance. Fremantle
distributes the series internationally.