Death of a Pilgrim

ZDF links with Sweden’s leading indie for drama

ZDF Enterprises, the commercial arm of German public broadcaster ZDF, has inked a development deal with Sweden’s largest indie producer Tre Vänner. The multiyear deal will see ZDFE sell new Tre Vänner series internationally. It has had success in recent years distributing Scandi drama, recently adding Death of a Pilgrim to its sales offering. Projects […]

Miniseries strike back

A few years ago, it looked like scripted miniseries were heading for the scrapheap. With networks favouring TV movies, returning series and fast-moving factual entertainment franchises, miniseries started to look expensive to produce and hard to schedule. Things are very different now, reports Andy Fry.   A run of well-received projects such as Rome, Pillars […]

MIPTV Hot Pick: Death of a Pilgrim

In February 2013, ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) secured international distribution rights to Death of a Pilgrim, a four-part crime drama from Swedish public broadcaster SVT. Aired to great acclaim in Sweden during January, the series will be introduced to buyers at MIPTV with a full international launch at MIPCOM. Fred Burcksen, chief operating officer of ZDFE, […]

ZDF picks up sales rights to latest hit Scandi drama

ZDF Enterprises has taken international rights to Death of a Pilgrim, the latest hit Scandinavian drama series. The four-episode series is a coproduction between Danish public broadcaster DR and its Norwegian and Finnish counterparts NRK and YLE. Production company Chimney Pot and the Nordisk Film & TV Fond and the Nordvision Fund were also partners […]