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Explanation: "is based on" is not a particularly good English expression in this context to start with.
I'd therefore ruthlessly say "Die Serie (der Film) basiert auf..." or "...beruht auf...".
This way you can remain close to the rather wobbly style of the original.
beermatt Local time: 18:08 Native speaker of: German, English PRO pts in pair: 34