David Hasselhoff’s return to the small screen will feature for the first time at the 61st Monte-Carlo Television Festival this week, with the premier of the “dark, action comedy” series Ze Network.
Who doesn’t love The Hoff? Star of major American television classics such as Baywatch and Knight Rider, David Hasselhoff’s career has been the stuff of legend. Now, he is back, starring as himself in a new series called Ze Network.
Ze Network is a fictionalised story of the actor who lands the lead role in a German theatre play that puts him smack in the centre of an international conspiracy of former cold war assassins. If that’s not bizarre enough, reality seems to fall apart around his ears, making for a darkly comedic show. Co-starring German actor Henry Hübchen, who also plays himself, the series is produced by Siegfried Kammi and created and directed by Christian Alvert.
“I am delighted to welcome David Hasselhoff, Henry Hübchen and members of the Ze Network team to join us in Monte-Carlo for the world premiere screening of this brilliant new series,” said Laurent Puons, CEO of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival. “We know David has many, many fans throughout the world and especially here in Monaco. We are thrilled and honoured that he and CBS Studios have chosen our Festival to launch his latest project which looks set to be a huge international hit.”
Additional members of the ensemble cast of Ze Network include Lisa-Marie Koroll, Maximilian Mundt, Athena Strates, Anja Herden, Maike Jüttendonk, Serkan Kaya, Max Befort, and Urs Rechn.
The eight-part series was filmed on location in Görlitz and Berlin, Germany as well as in Poland, Croatia, and Morocco, and will be distributed by Paramount Global Content outside of Germany.
“We are happy to premiere the show at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival. This show is insane. I’m shocked that they’ve let me do it,” said Christian Alvart. “A crazy and suspenseful roller coaster ride with lots of twists and surprises. We’re boldly going where no Hasselhoff has gone before.”
The first two episodes will be screened on Sunday 19th June at the Grimaldi Forum at 7:15pm, with both stars in attendance. For more info about the Festival or to get tickets for any of the events, visit the website on https://www.tvfestival.com/en
Photo of David Hasselhoff on Ze Network, source promo photo