The show was inspired by real-life events of the teenage drug lord, Maximilian Schmidt.
How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) is the German dark comedy Netflix show. The coming-of-age show was inspired by the real-life events of the teenage drug lord, Maximilian Schmidt, who managed to build a drug empire online from his childhood bedroom. He even has his own Netflix documentary titled: Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord.
The show first premiered in 2019 and was renewed for two more seasons consecutively. The second season released in 2020 and the third season in 2021. Each season had six episodes of about half an hour each. The show was well-received and also has high ratings online.
As for the future of the show, here's what you need to know:
Netflix has officially renewed How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) for a fourth season. The renewal was announced during an interview with the makers Matthias Murmann and Philipp Käßbohrer. They spoke about their canceled Netflix project named Pauline and discussed that they were working on season 4 of How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast).
“Philipp Käßbohrer: But the story of “How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)” never really let go of us. First there was the “Shiny Flakes” documentary and “Buba” has just been released, which also goes back to this world again. After the latest season [season 3] when we were working on it, we realized: No, that wasn’t it yet. That’s why we’re still working on a fourth season.
Matthias Murmann: The characters are now out of school age. Narratively, this is an exciting challenge: what are they doing with their lives? “How to Sell Drugs” was never a drug series, but always a coming-of-age story. And as we all know, growing up really begins after graduation.”
The third season finale looked like it was going to serve as a series finale. (Spoiler alert!) In the final moments of the episode, we are left with a cliffhanger where we see Moritz potentially breaking out of prison. The documentary based on the teen drug lord was released in August 2021 and we know what happened to his character in real life. Schmidt was sentenced to seven years in juvenile detention when he was 20 years old and four years later, in 2019, he was released from prison. He came under investigation again for trying to sell illegal narcotics, reported DW.
While the show may not follow the true-life events as is, we do know there is more of the story to be told that will be said in the fourth season, if it gets renewed.
We will be seeing Maximilian Mundt as Moritz Zimmerman for sure in the new season along with Danilo Kamperidis as Lenny Sander, Anna Lena Klenke as Lisa Novak, Damian Hardung as Daniel Riffert, Luna Baptiste Schaller as Gerda Schwerdfeger, Leonie Wesselow as Fritzi Neuhaus, and Lena Urzendowsky as Milena 'Kira' Bechtholz will also most likely be coming back to the new season. There were several cameos including those by Jonathan Frakes and Erik Range, aka Gronkh as themselves and there may be more if there is another season.
We don't have a confirmed release date just yet but we could be seeing the fourth season sometime in late 2023 or early 2024 as production is already underway.
This article was reviewed and is up to date as of September 20, 2023