Pastewka (TV series)

Pastewka is a German television sitcom that aired from 2005 to 2014 on German TV channel Sat.1. The series, currently in its ninth season, is set in Cologne, with German actor Bastian Pastewka starring as a fictionalized version of himself. It has been compared to Seinfeld and Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm. The series was awarded, among others, the Rose d’Or and the German Television Prize.

Dramedy (season 8)
Created byChris Geletneky
Sascha Albrecht
Bastian Pastewka
Directed byJoseph Orr
Jan Markus Linhof
Tobi Baumann
Peter Welz
Erik Haffner
Wolfgang Groos
StarringBastian Pastewka
Theme music composerDaniel Wehr
Composer(s)Andreas Grimm
Daniel Wehr
Country of originGermany
Original language(s)German
No. of seasons9
No. of episodes87
Producer(s)Josef Ballerstaller
Ralf Guenther
Production location(s)Cologne, Germany
Running time25 minutes
Production company(s)Brainpool
DistributorAmazon Prime Video
Original networkSat.1 (2005–2014)
Amazon Prime Video (since 2018)
Picture formatSDTV 4:3 (season 1–2)
SDTV 16:9 (season 3–5)
1080p 16:9 (season 6–7)
4K UHD (season 8–9)
Audio formatDolby Digital 2.0 (season 1–5)
DTS 2.0 (season 6–7)
Original releaseSeptember 9, 2005
Related showsDie Wochenshow
External links

Pastewka is an Amazon Original since 2018. The eighth and ninth season were released exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on January 26, 2018 and January 25, 2019.


  • Bastian Pastewka as Bastian Pastewka, a more or less famous German comedian.
  • Sonsee Neu as Annemarie “Anne” Leyfert, Bastian's girlfriend. She works as a doctor. Later in the series she becomes Bastian's fiancé.
  • Matthias Matschke as Hagen Pastewka, Bastian's half-brother.
  • Cristina do Rego as Kimberly Jolante “Kim” Pastewka, Hagen's daughter and Bastian's niece. She is initially 13 years old and hates Bastian.
  • Sabine Vitua as Regine Holl, Bastian's manager. She is often seen under the influence of alcohol.
  • Bettina Lamprecht as Svenja Bruck, who lives in the same building as Bastian and does not like him. From the third season on, she is Hagen's girlfriend. They marry in season 8.
  • Dietrich Hollinderbäumer as Volker Pastewka, Bastian's and Hagen's father

Guest stars

Since the first season many German actors and media personalities have appeared in minor roles throughout the years.

See also


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