When an American pop singer tries to make it big in Berlin as an international star, he must learn to speak German, find and connect with his roots, and most importantly find the right sound. This coming-of-age comedy series that is set against the backdrop of a music competition will teach you how not to be a human jukebox. Bumper, a young American pop singer, travels to Berlin to revive his music career after one of his songs becomes big in Germany. The series centers around Bumper’s experiences while forging a new relationship with himself and his peers as he navigates through German culture.
Release Date: November 23, 2022
Country: United States
Cast And Crew
Developed by: Megan Amram & Elizabeth Banks
- Megan Amram
- Elizabeth Banks
- Max Handelman
- Paul Brooks
- Scott Neimeyer
- Adam DeVine
- Todd Strauss-Schulson
- Adam DeVine as Bumper Allen
- Flula Borg as Pieter Krämer
- Sarah Hyland as Heidi
- Jameela Jamil as Gisela
- Lera Abova as DJ Das Boot
What is the series based upon?
Bumper’s experiences come to terms with who he re and how to find himself between all the influences around him. The series will be based on the life of Leander Moerder, a 30-year-old German singer and songwriter. Bumper may not have an amazing singing voice, but he does have a good heart. He is looking for a break in his music career, so he travels to Berlin where he meets up with the love of his life, Svenja. Since her dad doesn’t want her to date an American, they make their relationship push-and-pull like they do in every relationship. Eventually everything kind of works out just fine.
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What will make this series interesting to watch?
It’s a story about finding your voice and identity. The series is not a love story where everything is wrapped up in a pretty little bow. In Bumper, you will see how one person struggles with finding his place in the world.
Who can relate to this?
Anyone who has ever struggled with finding the right path in life, working hard for something you are passionate about, or feeling like an outsider because of your background. “This show is our love letter to Berlin,” said executive producer Leslie Morgenstein. “It’s an incredibly vibrant city and it’s been so welcoming to us.
What do fans expect from this series?
Fans are expecting something culturally relevant, has great music, and is funny. An ensemble cast like the one released today will attract a whole new audience. To see how a German-American relationship can work and to see the world through the eyes of a young man who just wants to find his place in the world.
How will these series connect with fans?
Anyone who loves music will be fascinated with this story about a kid trying to find his place in the world. This is not your average love story; it’s really about finding out who you are, where you fit in, and your purpose. And we have great music that’s engaging, empowering, and uplifting!
What can we learn from this series?
Losing yourself in the moment and learning how to be friends with yourself are skills that are crucial today. The series is about finding the right sound and connecting with your people. This is a modern-day tale of self-discovery, one of our great immigrant stories, and it’s also about finding your place in a new country.
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