“SOKO Leipzig”: For us, Corona only exists in the script! | Regional

Leipzig- The “SOKO Leipzig” relaxes!

Corona controlled the production of the ZDF detective series for two years. The scenarios had to be rewritten in accordance with the protection rules. Kisses, hugs or tight club scenes? Strictly forbidden!

As filming for season 23 kicks off, the stars can finally relax. The hygiene coordinator declared the lightest corona protection level 3, so that BILD was also able to meet all actors on set for the first time since the corona outbreak.

“I feel a bit overwhelmed after there was only one change of crew,” says producer Katharina Rietz (44). In March 2020, filming had to be abruptly interrupted.

SOKO actors Melanie Marschke and Johannes Hendrik

SOKO actors Melanie Marschke and Johannes Hendrik

Photo: Sebastien Willnow/dpa

Thanks to a sophisticated concept, however, the team has done very well so far. Rietz: “If the main cast were infected, we would be screwed. Therefore, they continue to be tested daily and remain in a bubble. This at least makes scenes with more closeness possible again.

The producer reveals that Corona only now plays a real role in the series. “In the new episodes, an Olympic rower catches Long Covid – secretly infected by her boyfriend, who puts his career on the line…”

Amy Mußul and Marco Girnth complete the SOKO team from Leipzig

Amy Mußul and Marco Girnth complete the SOKO team from Leipzig

Photo: Sebastien Willnow/dpa

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