Actually nothing happens, but that is exactly what gives the series its charm: And because the “Waiting for a bus” was so well received by the viewers, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg is now continuing the series.
Two unemployed people, a dog and a bus driver meet at the bus stop … A lot can happen while waiting for the bus. Well, maybe not in the country, but the rbb series about “Waiting for a bus” shows how many emotions and personal crises can come to the surface while you wait. Between philosophical questions of meaning and psychological problems, profound conversations and superficial chat arise between the protagonists. After the success of the first season, the series now continues.
Oliver Bukowskis is working on the scripts for seven new episodes. The shooting is planned for spring 2021, the broadcast in the ARD media library and on rbb television for autumn 2021. In the first season, the two unemployed, heavily lived late forties Hannes (Ronald Zehrfeld) and Ralle (Felix Kramer) employ a variety of topics while they wait for the bus: job hunting and panic attacks, self-respect and identity, family and the struggle with the Nazis. The dog Maik and the bus driver Kathrin (Jördis Triebel) are also part of the party. The dialogues are open and honest and come straight from the Brandenburg soul, which apparently went down well with the audience: The eight episodes of the first season recorded more than 900,000 views in the ARD media library (as of July 30, 2020).
The first season of the series can be seen in the ARD media library until October 15. From November 1st, the first eight episodes of “Warten auf’n Bus” will be available for two years on the Netflix streaming platform.
- rbb_bus: rbb / Frédéric Batier