Now it has arrived, let’s talk about the Biohackers filming locations. The streaming service has rolled out yet another binge-worthy title.
Needless to say, many of us can describe our social lives throughout much of the year with one word….
Yeah, it’s Netflix. Let’s not kid ourselves.
In response to the pandemic, the majority of us have spent much of the year stuck indoors weighing our options.
Sure, the year has also invited us to consider more cooking, exercise, DIY and so forth, but we’d be lying if we said we hadn’t spent more time than ever before diving into Netflix’s extensive library.
The lockdown period provided significant hits like Tiger King and White Lines, but they’re continuing to knock it out of the park with the likes of Project Power and so forth.
Although harbouring less mainstream appeal, the German series Biohackers has captured attention after landing on the service Thursday, August 20th 2020.
Biohackers on Netflix
Season 1 consists of six episodes and tells the story of Mia Akerlund (Luna Wedler), a university student studying medicine.
Striking up an acquaintance with biology student Jasper and his roommate, she begins to delve into the world of biohacking and dangerous genetic experimentation.
Things certainly take a turn for the worst and the stakes are swiftly raised, making it pretty difficult not to push on and binge the whole series in one sitting.
Nevertheless, it’s worth taking a break from the story just to see if the series stays faithful to the locations it depicts…
Biohackers filming locations: Did they film at the university?
- Biohackers was largely filmed in studios in Munich. However, a certain location ensures the series boasts an air of authenticity.
As highlighted by The Cinemaholic, a number of scenes were filmed at the University of Freiburg.
This is where our protagonist attends and is officially known as the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg.
It was founded way back in 1457 and is actually the fifth oldest university in Germany, associated with such figures as Max Weber, Martin Heidegger, Hannah Arendt and beyond.
In terms of specific locations, those familiar with the university may recognise the Biology Department, University Library (UB) and various other campus buildings.
According to the earlier source, shooting began in May 2019 and concluded months after in September.
You may be wondering why it took so long to reach screens considering when it wrapped, but this was due to certain scenes sharing similarities with the COVID-19 pandemic, encouraging them to delay the project’s release.
Better late than never!
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