Zeitsprung Pictures to adapt ‘Euphoria’ for German audiences

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German production firm Zeitsprung Pictures has optioned the rights to develop a local adaptation of Euphoria.

The scripted format follows a group of high school students as they deal with the complexities of love and friendship while also struggling with drug abuse, sex and personal trauma.

Zeitsprung struck a deal to remake the show in Germany from production and distribution company ADD Content, which represents international rights to the format and series.

The show was originally produced by Tedy Productions and created for Israeli broadcaster HOT by Ron Leshem and Daphna Levin, while a US adaptation on HBO has also achieved critical acclaim.

The German adaptation has brought on board writers Jonas Lindt and Paulina Lorenz to work on the scripts, according to Variety, which first reported the news.

Michael Souvignier, CEO of Zeitsprung Pictures, and producer Lennart Pohlig said: “Euphoria is one of the biggest and most successful IPs and we are very happy to develop the story for a German adaptation of this unique coming-of-age series together with the outstanding writers Jonas Lindt and Paulina Lorenz.

“We strongly believe that the universal topics facing Gen Z such as identity, mental illness, addiction and sexuality, which they navigate whilst constantly standing under great pressure to succeed and perform, must be told in a very specific local way – in this instance from the perspective of young German teens.”

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