Arne Dahl

TV’s Big Questions: is the golden age of TV drama over?

We asked the industry whether the drama golden age had hit its peak and it’s safe to say, received varying opinions, from “no, it’s just getting started” from Amazon UK’s film and TV strategy director Chris Bird, to Barcroft Media founder Sam Barcroft’s unequivocal: “Yes, it is over.” For others, the golden age continues but […]

Lumière secures ZDFE drama deal

Belgium-based distribution group Lumière has scored a major output deal for dramas from the commercial arm of German broadcaster ZDF. The agreement sees Lumière taking all rights for Benelux territories to ZDF Enterprises youth-skewed series Tellus, the third season of cop drama Johan Falk and international crimes-focused scripted effort Arne Dahl (pictured). Lumière has previously distributed […]

ZDF brings Berlinale shows to Cannes

ZDF Enterprises has two dramas from this year’s Berlinale Special Series selection for MIPTV, Blochin – The Living and the Dead (pictured) and Blue Eyes. Blochin – The Living and the Dead is, ZDFE says, ‘as dark as the title suggests’. The cop drama follows a team of Berlin homicide inspectors. ZDFE has forged a reputation […]

BBC Two commissions Dave Allen doc

UK public broadcaster BBC Two has commissioned a one-hour documentary special to celebrate the life of late Irish stand-up comedian Dave Allen. The doc, Dave Allen Night, will featre “rare, often previously unseen” archive footage and interviews with Allen’s friends, family, peers and colleagues, including the crew of his most popular show, Dave Allen at Large. […]