Deutschland 83

Walter Presents passes 1m views in two weeks

Channel 4’s new on-demand service for foreign-language drama, Walter Presents, has notched up more than one million views in just two weeks. According to the UK broadcaster, the 11 titles currently available on Walter Presents – which launched on January 3 – have now attracted 1.1 million views on Channel 4’s on-demand platform All 4. […]

Deutschland 83 is UK’s highest-rated foreign drama

German drama Deutschland 83 has become the UK’s highest-rated foreign-language drama of all time. Launching on Channel 4 the series took 1.49 million viewers, consolidated to 2.5 million. This puts it ahead of French drama Les Revenants (The Returned), also on Channel 4, which previously held the record with 2.2 million. Deutschland 83 is also […]

Deutschland 83, Killing writers on MIPDrama jury

The writers of The Killing and Deutschland 83 will make up part of a MIPDrama Screenings Selection Jury during MIPTV next year. Søren Sveistrup and Anna Winger will be joined a number of other major executives on the panel. The jury will designate 12 programmes that will comprise an invitation-only day of screenings for 350 […]

BBC America ties with Deutschland ’83 scribe

US cable channel BBC America now counts a new project from Deutschland ’83 co-creator Anna Winger on its development. The untitled scripted project is billed as a dark comic family adventure-drama and a “a celebration of the city of Berlin today”. Winger wrote and created RTL and Sundance Channel critical hit Deutschland ’83 (pictured) with […]

Global Screen lands Capital Power

Global Screen has landed international rights to Capital Power, the upcoming high-end political thriller. The German-language series is being produced by Studio Hamburg prodco Real Film Berlin and will debut on German pubcaster ARD. The six-part series will follow Susanne Kröhmer, an attorney who gets involved in politics and mounts a campaign to become mayor […]

Another German drama to US network

A German drama set in 1980s East Berlin is heading to a US channel, marking the second such deal in TV history. Weissensee, an intense ARD Degato family drama from Ziegler Film, will broadcast on multichannel net MHz Networks with English subtitles following a deal with distributor Global Screen. This deal follows SundanceTV picking up […]

Canal+ acquires buzzy German drama

Cold War-inspired German drama Deutschland 83 will broadcast in France. The show’s distributor, FremantleMedia International, has sold the eight-part miniseries to pay TV giant Canal+. FMI said this meant Deutschland 83 has now presold into six “significant” European territories, as well being the first German-language drama to air on a key US network following a […]

Scandi nets travel to Deutschland 83

Five north European channels have prebought buzzy German Cold War drama Deutschland 83. SVT in Sweden, NRK in Norway, DR in Denmark, YLE in Finland and RUV in Iceland have all joined the US’s SundanceTV in acquiring the RTL series. FremantleMedia International has global sales rights and has been heavily touting it in recent months. […]

SundanceTV gets first German drama

SundanceTV claims it will be the first US network to broadcast a German-language drama after coming on board the RTL series Deutschland 83. The eight-part drama from FremantleMedia-owned UFA Fiction (Generation War) has become a focal point of business for distributor FremantleMedia International, which has been touting its potential for months. The coming-of-age drama, set […]

FremantleMedia takes German Cold War drama

FremantleMedia International has taken global distribution rights to Deutschland 83, a major new German drama set for RTL Television. The German-language drama, set during the Cold War in 1983, follows a 24-year-old East German native sent to spy on the West in order to gather secrets on NATO military strategy. FMI has picked up rights […]