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 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:
The second and third seasons of the show were renewed just a month after the preceding season was released on Netflix. But in the case of the fourth season, it has been nearly a year since the third season premiered on 27 July 2021. At the time the series was the streamer’s most-watched original German series. There has been no word from Netflix yet about the renewal of the show for another season. But there has also not been word about the show coming to an end after the third season. Considering the success of the series and how the third season ended, it is not unlikely that the show will come back for more. We just have to wait for word from Netflix.
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.
The new season has not yet been renewed officially. If it is confirmed soon that there will be another season, we could be seeing the fourth season sometime in 2023.