Netflix’s ‘Munich – The Edge of War’: January 2022 Release Date & Everything We Know So Far

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Munich – The Edge of War – Picture: Netflix

Netflix has released some excellent period dramas and likely set to eclipse these efforts thus far is Munich – The Edge of War scheduled to arrive on Netflix globally in January 2022. Netflix is adapting Robert Harris’ novel Munich into an Original, and we’ll be keeping track of everything you need to know about the spy-thriller, including, production updates, cast news, trailers, and the Netflix release date.

Munich is an upcoming Netflix Original spy thriller, directed by Christian Schwochow, and based on the novel of the same name by author Robert Harris. The screenplay was written by Ben Power, who has worked alongside Schwochow on the Netflix Original series The Crown.

The movie has a runtime of 129 minutes.

When is the Netflix release date for Munich?

With the movie in post-production as of June 2021 the movie was expected to release in 2021 but skipped out of the fall 2021 movie schedule.

Instead, Netflix Film announced that Munich – The Edge of War was instead scheduled to release globally on January 21st, 20222.

The movie is also set to get a theatrical release too which is likely scheduled to be the week before it drops on Netflix. A theatrical release date has yet to be announced.

What is the plot of Munich?

It’s Autumn, 1938 and once again Europe is on the brink of war as Hitler eyes the nation of Czechoslovakia for his exapnsion of Nazi Germany. In Britain, the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, is desperately seeking a peaceful resolution to the conflict, in the hope to avoid a catastrophic war.

Meanwhile, a British civil servant, Hugh Legat, and the German diplomat Paul von Hartmann, travel to the Munich conference. Political Subterfuge threatens to destroy any hope of peace, as the pair face real danger while the eyes of the world are watching, in the hopes war will be averted.

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Jeremy Irons as Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain – Copyright. Netflix

Who are the cast members of Munich?

So far, the following cast members have confirmed roles in Munich:

Role Cast Member Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
Neville Chamberlain Jeremy Irons Dead Ringers | The Lion King | Assassin’s Creed
Hugh Legat George MacKay Captain Fantastic | 1917 | Peter Pan
Paul Hartman Jannis Niehwöhner Ruby Red | Spahhire Blue | Emerald Green
Helen Winter Sandra Hüller Toni Erdmann | In the Aisles | Above Us Only Sky
Lenya Liv Lisa Fries Zurich | Babylon Berlin | The Wave
Franz Sauer August Diehl Inglourious Basterds | A Hidden Life | 23
Pamela Legat Erin Doherty The Crown | Intelligent Design | Les Miserables
Adolf Hitler Martin Wuttke Inglourious Basterds | Hanna | Cloud Atlas

According to author Robert Harris, Munich will paint a much more sympathetic light on Neville Chamberlain:

It’s great to see an actor of Jeremy Irons’s stature playing Neville Chamberlain. This will be the first time a major movie has gone beyond the cult of Winston Churchill and tried to show Chamberlain in a more sympathetic light.

Due to the controversial way Neville Chamberlain resigned from his position as Prime Minister, he has often been the subject of ridicule in television and movies.

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Jeremy Irons as Neville Chamberlain – Copyright. MCPIX

What is the production status of Munich?

Official Production Status: Post-Production (Last Updated: 21/06/2021)

Filming for Munich began in Germany in November 2020. Further filming took place in the UK in Liverpool, at the Cunard Building.

We’re not sure when filming came to an end but according to the movie’s official IMDb page the feature is now in post-production.

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Jeremy Irons on set of Munich – Photo: Christian Schwochow

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.