Konstantin Pictures has announced the main cast of Hagen , its ambitious new fantasy series billed as a reinterpretation of Nibelungenlied, the German folk legend often Considered to be the inspiration for JRR Tolkien Lord of the Rings .
Dutch actor Gijs Naber (Blackbook, My Wife’s Story) will play the title role in the project Hagen von Tronje on , together with Jannis Niewöhner (Berlin Station, Amazon’s Beat) as his opponent, almost invincible hero Qi Gefried. Lilja van der Zwaag will play Princess Kriemhild, Valkyrie Brunhild Rosalinde Mynster and Dominic Marcus Singer will play King Gunter.
Dark Actresses Jördis Triebel and Jörg Hartmann (The Weissensee Saga) have supporting roles.
The Nibelungen saga has been adapted many times, most notably Fritz Lang’s two films in the 1920 years Classic movie series. The TV movie version, in 2004, stars Kristanna Loken Brunhild, Alica Witt as Kriemhild and Julian Sands as Hagen; it is also known for the acting debut of a young Robert Pattinson.
In Constantine’s interpretation of the 13 century epic, Hagen is a Burgundian master of weapons who attempts to use a Feel the responsibilities and iron grip to maintain his perilous kingdom while repressing his own dark past and a crush on the king’s daughter Krimhild. The arrival of the legendary dragon slayer Siegfried threatens the stability of the kingdom, especially after Krimhead falls in love with Siegfried, and her father, King Gaunt, asks the hero Siegfried to help him force The dangerous Valkyrie Brunhilde becomes his new queen. Hagen is caught between his love for Krimhild and his loyalty to the king.
Constantine is producing Hagen for German streaming service RTL+ as a feature film and a six-part series. Cyrill Boss and Philipp Stennert, the duo behind Sky Germany’s hit suspense series Pagan Peak, are directing and co-writing with Hagen Len Vysotsky also wrote the screenplay. Jan Ehlert, Christoph Müller, Christian Rohde and Constanze Guttmann produce in collaboration with Czech producer Filip Hering. Constantine’s Martin Moszkowicz and Oliver Berben are executive producers.
RTL will handle the German streaming and free-to-air TV rights for the film and series, and Constantine owns the global film and TV version of the project.