Beta will sell the 6x60mins show under its Valley The series, for Turner Broadcasting System Germany’s TNT Serie, marks one of the first-ever dramas produced exclusively for German pay TV.
Produced by Beta subsidiary Bantry Bay and Twenty Four 9 Films, the show follows the story of a man, who wakes up near the corpse of a young woman having lost his memory and begins delving into a mysterious local town and its inhabitants.
Other dramas on the Beta slate include 26x60mins Belgian detective series Professor T; Imperial, which is Rai and prodco Cattleya’s Italian remake of Beta format Grand Hotel; and Czech Television-produced 3x120mins historical miniseries Jan Hus – the First Protestant, which has already aired to good ratings on Franco-German channel Arte.
These include the 26x4mins Patchwork Pals (left), which was pitched at last year’s Cartoon Forum and follows heart-warming animal stories from an animated blanket. It comes from Studio Film Builder and German regional channel SWR.
A Beta spokesperson said Claudia Schmitt was overseeing the new unit as VP, acquisitions and sales, kids and family entertainment.
Beta also has NRK-created English-language documentary series Message in a Bottle, which is about a Norwegian family that moves to the world’s most isolated community; and a number of German feature films, including The Pasta Detectives.