Sleeping Dog cast: Who’s in the German Netflix series?

Max Riemelt as Mike Atlas in Sleeping Dog. Courtesy of Netfilx ©2023
Max Riemelt as Mike Atlas in Sleeping Dog. Courtesy of Netfilx ©2023 /

Step into the captivating world of Sleeping Dog (Schlafende Hunde), the recently released German Netflix series that delves into a web of dark enigmas, disturbing crimes, and potential cover-ups, all triggered by a tragic suicide within prison walls.

This thrilling production introduces us to a fallen cop haunted by amnesia, who forms an unexpected alliance with a rookie prosecutor to reopen a supposedly solved murder case. As they dive deeper into their investigation, they find themselves entangled in a sinister conspiracy that reaches deep into the core of the police and justice system, exposing them to grave dangers.

Across six suspenseful and emotionally charged episodes, Sleeping Dog weaves together the crime-infested ambiance of Dogs of Berlin, the legal drama reminiscent of Damages, and the psychological intensity reminiscent of The Fall. Brace yourself for an enthralling journey where secrets unravel, peril lurks around every corner, and the pursuit of justice teeters on a precarious edge.

If you’re eager to discover the talented actors who bring this German thriller series to life, you’re in luck! Join us as we delve into the remarkable cast that brings depth and authenticity to Sleeping Dog below!

Sleeping Dog cast

Each member of the Sleeping Dog cast brings their unique skills and artistry to breathe life into the intriguing characters that inhabit this gripping narrative. Without further ado, let’s meet the stars:

  • Max Riemelt (Sense8, Free Fall) as Mike Atlas
  • Steffen Mennekes (The Queen’s Gambit, Squadron 303) as Ralf Baum
  • Luise von Finckh (Sam — A Saxon, Vienna Blood) as Jule Andergast
  • Carlo Ljubek (Skylines) as Luca Zaric
  • Antonio Wannek (Dogs of Berlin) as Roland “Socke” Sokowski
  • Melodie Wakivuamina (Lions, Start the Fck Up) as Britney Adebayo
  • Peri Baumeister (Blood Red Sky, The Last Kingdom) as Mike’s wife, Lenni
  • Tara Corrigan (Meditation Extreme) as Mike’s daughter, Tinka
  • Melika Foroutan (The Empress, Tribes of Europa) as Jule’s boss, Corinna Steck
  • Helgi Schmid (Professor T, Tatort) as Tom Schlefski
  • Martin Wuttke (Inglourious Basterds, Cloud Atlas) as Klaus Hartloff
  • Sandra Bertalanffy (Day. Night. Morning., Ultimate Justice) as State Criminal Police Officer
  • Egzona Fetahaj (Quarantine Leap) as Junge Uniformierte

And others mentioned on IMDb include:

  • Luna Jordan
  • Bernd Hölscher

Is Sleeping Dog based on another show?

If you’re wondering whether Sleeping Dog draws inspiration from another show, the answer is a resounding yes. The story of Mike, the protagonist, may strike a chord with international viewers, as it finds its origins in the acclaimed 2016 Israeli series, The Exchange Principle (Ikaron HaHachlafa).

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