‘Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo’, German for ‘We Children From Bahnhof Zoo’, is a biographical book published in 1978 by Stern magazine which depicts the situation of drug-addicted children with the example of Christiane Felscherinow from the Gropiusstadt quarter in Berlin’s Neukölln district.
German television series ‘Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo’ was aired for the first time on 19 February, 2021, on Amazon’s streaming service PRIME. The series is a modern and free retelling of the bestseller of the same name about legendary Christiane F., who is portrayed by Jana McKinnon in the series reinterpretation by Annette Hess. All eight episodes which have been broadcast until now were directed by Philipp Kadelbach. Filming took place in Prague and Berlin.
Jana McKinnon is the daughter of an Austrian mother and Australian father, and grew up in Australia and Vienna. In 2018, she co-starred at the side of Alli Neumann in Kim Frank’s drama ‘Wach’, or ‘Awake’. She was awarded the New Faces Award as Best Young Actress in 2020.
‘Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo’ was created as an international coproduction between Constantin Television and Amazon. Among the coproducers were also Wilma Film Prague as well as the production firm Cattleya from Italy. The production was supported with one million euros from Bavarian funding organization FFF Bayern. GoSee : constantin-film.de//wir-kinder-vom-bahnhof-zoo & maxmagazineonline.com