Attention fans of “How To Sell Drugs Online (Fast)” and “The Crime Scene Cleaner”: Although a 4th season of “HTSDOF” is still a long time coming, there is now at least a spin-off: The focus of “Buba” stands Bjarne Mädel as a gangster.
There have been three seasons of “How To Sell Drugs Online (Fast)” on Netflix so far, and in the meantime the brilliant series has quite rightly made it to the top of the most-watched German Netflix shows. While Season 3 was announced pretty directly after Season 2, the announcement of a fourth season is still pending. At least there is now though Good news for “HTSDOF” fans: The shooting of the spin-off “Buba” has started.
The focus of “Buba” is – unsurprisingly – the character played by Bjarne Mädel, who plays an important role in the first season “How To Sell Drugs”. The drugs with which Moritz (Maximilian Mundt) starts his online drug trade in Season 1 come from Buba. Later, Buba wants the money he was promised, clashes with Moritz and Lenny (Danilo Kamperidis) and accidentally shoots himself in the head with a 3D-printed gun.
The plot of “Buba”
So it is clear: “Buba” will be a prequel. In it we learn more about Buba’s past, whose real name is Jakob Otto and is always afflicted by terrible events when things are going well for him. That’s why he and his brother Dante (Georg Friedrich) do everything they can to intentionally make everyday life as uncomfortable as possible. But then Buba falls in love and the next catastrophe seems inevitable…
In addition to Bjarne Mädel and the well-known series actors Maren Kroymann, Michael Schertenleib and Michael Ostrowski in front of the camera, there is also a promising reunion behind the scenes: The director of “Buba” is Arne Feldhusenwho directed most of the episodes of “HTSDOF” and also knows Mädel from the highly acclaimed dramedy “Der Tatortreinigung” (which is also currently available on Netflix).
In addition, with the producers Philipp Käßbohrer and Matthias Murmann as well as co-screenwriter Sebastian Colley, three other key figures from “How To Sell Drugs Online (Fast)” are also involved in “Buba”.
What does that mean for “HTSDOF” Season 4 (and 5)?
As mentioned at the beginning, no fourth season of “How To Sell Drugs” has been announced yet. However, we clearly see the fact that a spin-off is being produced as a positive signal. Because Netflix weighs the in-house productions very harshly: If a series or a film has not been watched often enough and (even more importantly) you could not get new subscriptions, these titles will be sold ice-cold.
On the other hand, Netflix likes to expand the universes that are doing well – see for example “The Witcher”, where there is now an anime prequel in addition to the main series and the series spin-off “Blood Origin” is also planned. The creative energy of those responsible for “How To Sell Drugs” probably flowed into “Buba” for the time being and then a fourth season will be announced and filmed.
“Buba‘ is expected to be released on Netflix in 2022. Why then even a fifth season?How To Sell Drugs Online (Fast)“ could follow, you can find out here:
“How To Sell Drugs Online Fast”: This is how season 4 is hinted at – and even season 5