‘Blood Red Sky’ set to be most successful German Netflix project

The German Action Horror film ‘Blood Red Sky’ is set to be Netflix’s most successful film or TV export from the country as it’s projected to be watched by more than 50M households by next week. It will overtake the current record held by historical series ‘Barbarians’.

The film has managed to hit the Top 10 in 93 countries, acquiring the number one spot in 57 of those, including the United States. It has also garnered success in its native country, reaching the number two spot. Over 90% of its viewers have sat through the entire two-hour runtime, which showcases the quality of the film.

The movie was released on July 23 and will be close to 28 days on the service by the time it breaks the record.

The movie involves a mother and son on a plane that has been hijacked. However, the mother has a secret of her own: she’s the last living vampire. She has to decide whether to stay hidden or come out of the shadows and let her inner monster loose in order to protect her son.

Speaking on the success of the film, director Peter Thorwath told Deadline: “I always believed it would be a successful movie, but I never believed it would be a hit globally. We got the numbers and everyone freaked out. It’s great.”

‘Blood Red Sky’ is directed by Peter Thorwath, from a script he co-wrote with Stefan Holtz. Christian Becker produced. The film stars Peri Baumeister, Kais Setti, Alexander Scheer, Dominic Purcell, and Graham McTavish. It is primarily in English, with portions in German.

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