Das Boot


A “new game” for German drama

The floodgates have opened for premium German drama after a comparatively slow start in the high-end TV market, and now producers and distributors are thinking about getting ahead of the competition. Kaltrina Bylykbashi reports Premium German drama made for an international audience has seen a steady but sharp rise in the past two years, as […]

Bavaria Fernsehproduktion rebrands for int’l push

Bavaria Fernsehproduktion has rebranded as Bavaria Fiction as it looks to grow its international business. The Bavaria Film and ZDF Enterprises subsidiary already produces a range of fictional content for free TV, pay TV and streaming platforms in Germany, and is looking to expand its international business. Bavaria Fiction has participated in international coproductions with […]

Returning miniseries

Distributors will tell you that if they could have one drama production in their portfolio it would be an evergreen returning franchise that rakes in the cash year after year. But this doesn’t alter the fact that TV movies, minis and limited runs are also regarded as valuable assets and are increasingly getting recommissioned as […]

Sky Germany spends Eight Days on new original

The German arm of pay TV giant Sky is developing Acht Tage (Eight Days) as its latest original programme. Sky Germany is working with Munich-based production company Neuesuper on the drama, which will tell the story of the final eight days of mankind. Each of the eight episodes will follow one of those last days. […]

Sky, Bavaria prepare €25m Das Boot drama

Sky’s German arm is working on an €25 million (US$28.4 million) 8x60mins TV version of the influential movie Das Boot. The project, Das Boot – the Series, is being billed as a sequel to the 1981 movie, picking up on events that occur in the film, and has German producer Bavaria Film attached to produce. […]