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 by||Chris Geletneky|
|Directed by||Joseph Orr|
Jan Markus Linhof
|Theme music composer||Daniel Wehr|
|Country of origin||Germany|
|No. of seasons||9|
|No. of episodes||87|
|Production location(s)||Cologne, Germany|
|Running time||25 minutes|
|Distributor||Amazon Prime Video|
|Original network||Sat.1 (2005–2014)|
Amazon Prime Video (since 2018)
|Picture format||SDTV 4:3 (season 1–2)|
SDTV 16:9 (season 3–5)
1080p 16:9 (season 6–7)
4K UHD (season 8–9)
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 2.0 (season 1–5)|
DTS 2.0 (season 6–7)
|Original release||September 9, 2005|
|Related shows||Die Wochenshow|
- 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
Since the first season many German actors and media personalities have appeared in minor roles throughout the years.
- Michael Kessler as himself (season 1 to 9)
- Hugo Egon Balder as himself (season 1 to 9)
- Anke Engelke as herself (season 1 to 9)
- Annette Frier as herself (season 4 to 8)
- Christoph Maria Herbst as himself (season 1,2,4,8)
- Ingolf Lück as himself (season 1,2,4)
- Til Schweiger as himself (season 3)
- Michael Herbig as himself (season 3)
- Oliver Kalkofe as himself (season 1,2,5)
- Roger Willemsen as himself (season 5 and 6)
- Olli Dittrich as himself (season 1 and 4)
- Frank Elstner as himself (season 5)
- Oliver Welke as himself (season 4 and 5)
- Wigald Boning as himself (season 5)
- Bill Mockridge as himself (season 5)
- Luke Mockridge as himself (season 7 and 8)
- Oliver Pocher as himself (season 4 and 6)
- Matthias Opdenhövel as himself (season 5)
- Ralf Richter as himself (season 7)
- Guido Cantz as himself (season 7)
- Martin Semmelrogge as himself (season 1)
- Denis Moschitto as Birger Schönemann (season 2)
- Carolin Kebekus as prostitute (season 2)
- Georg Uecker as himself (season 2)