Elisa Viihde to adapt Antti Tuomainen’s ‘The Man Who Died’

Finnish streamer Elisa Viihde has commissioned a new original series, The Man Who Died, based upon the novel by local author Antti Tuomainen. The six-part series is being co-produced by ReelMedia Oy and Germany’s NDF and has been developed by Luminoir Oy. Tuomainen’s novel is being adapted for TV by Markku Flink and Brendan Foley, with Foley […]

Round-up: ‘Sommerdahl Murders’ extended; HGTV explores ‘Cash In The Attic’; Rainmaker & Little Hat develop ‘Bone Season’

Sommerdahl Murders extended ZDF and NDF in Germany, along with Danish broadcaster TV2, are returning to crime drama The Sommerdahl Murders. The show’s third season will start production this May and premiere early 2022, with TV4 Sweden, TV2 Norway and NPO Netherlands striking pre-buy deals. The show is from Dynamic Television, which co-produces with ZDF, NDF, Sequoia Global Alliance […]

Acorn TV takes US, UK, Oz rights to Nordic drama ‘The Sommerdahl Murders’

Global streamer Acorn TV has joined France’s Mediawan and others in picking up rights to the first season of Nordic crime drama The Sommerdahl Murders. The 4 x 90-minute/8 x 45-minute drama is based on Anna Grue’s bestselling book franchise and will be available on Acorn TV across the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia, […]

ZDF Enterprises launches drama joint venture with German prodco NDF

ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) has linked up with Germany’s Neue Deutsche Filmgesellschaft (NDF) to launch a new production company that will create drama for ZDFE’s parent broadcaster. FictionMagnet Produktions will develop and produce scripted product for ZDF from its base near Munich, with NDF CEOs, Eric Welbers and Matthias Walther, heading up the new company. Plans […]

German prodco creates Italian JV prodco with Passadore

German prodco Neue Deutche Filmgesellchaft (NDF) has created a joint venture production company with Italian film and TV executive Alessandro Passadore. Viola Film will be a Rome-based outfit that will produce films and TV series for the Italian market, and also operate as a service and coproduction partner for foreign companies shooting in Italy. Passadore […]