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Netflix announced that it is currently working on the development of a series on the Sigmund Freud, known worldwide as the father of psychoanalysis. More than a simple biography about this great name of modern science, the streaming platform promises to present its story in the midst of a suspense narrative that can also entertain those who have no interest in the life story of the Austrian.
According to recently released information, the Netflix’s first Austrian-German production it will be set in Vienna in 1886, when a young Freud started to cause debates in the scientific community for his first theories. At the time, he became involved with Fleur Saolmé, a medium, also approaching Alfred Kiss, a war veteran and police inspector, while investigating the identity of a serial killer.
Production will be directed by Marvin Kren, also Austrian, who says: “I want to show a Freud that we don’t know and have never seen before – a man in search of recognition, who is caught between two women, between reason and instinct. His psychoanalysis and the concept of ID, ego and superego were not created in a vacuum – they are based on the experiences of a troubled genius who has experienced all sides of humanity. “
While the production has been highly praised for extolling one of the greatest minds of the time, at the same time scholars in the field wonder whether the production will romanticize the machismo and elitism which also marked Freud’s life, but is highlighted in academic terrain.
Robert Finster the psychoanalyst will come in the series, which also has Ella Rumpf and Georg Friedrich to complete the main cast.
Scheduled for release in 2020, the first season will feature 8 episodes of 45 minutes each.