Germany’s ZDFneo orders local remake of UK comedy ‘Miranda’

German pubcaster ZDF has commissioned a local version of British comedy Miranda for its youth-skewing channel ZDFneo. The order marks the first for BBC Studios Germany, which launched last year, and will co-produce the eight-part series, which has the working title of Ruby, alongside Studio Zentral. Natasha Beller will direct the series, which stars Anna […]

ZDFneo boards DR’s Nordic noir ‘Deliver Us’

German channel ZDFneo has boarded Deliver Us, Danmarks Radio’s new drama-thriller series. The (8 x 60’) series comes from the writer and producer team of Christian Torpe and Jesper Morthorst (Rita, Silent Heart, The Mist, Norskov, Heartstone). It is currently in production in Denmark and will premiere in autumn 2019. The co-production was brokered by Dynamic Television […]

Virgin buys ‘Flemish noir’ brothel drama

UK pay TV service Virgin Media has acquired exclusive rights to a ‘Flemish noir’ drama about an infamous brothel-lined street in Belgium. The deal for Chaussée d’Amour, which is considered ‘the ‘first’ original Flemish pay TV series locally, will see Virgin TV Full House customers given access on-demand. The series, produced in Dutch with English […]

Amazon builds with TNT’s Berlin drama 4 Blocks

Amazon has picked up Berlin-set gangster drama 4 Blocks from TNT for a worldwide audience. From October 4, the series will be available on Prime in more than 150 countries including the US, Canada and the UK. Elsewhere, 4 Blocks will become available in the summer of 2018 across territories such as Germany, France and […]

Spanish net learns How to Be

Israeli format How to Be is heading into Spain. Commercial broadcaster Cuatro has commissioned a version of the celebrity interview format, which will be known locally as Feis tu Feis. “Not only does How to Be allow us to go further than conventional interview formats, but more than that it gives us the chance to […]

German channel hands Gil Formats first sale

German digital channel ZDFneo has ordered a factual entertainment series from Gil Formats, the new content creation and distribution arm of Israeli producer Gil Productions. The commission of Capturing the Moment marks a first sale for Gil Formats, which launches its first slate at MIPCOM. The format sees individuals reveal their personal experiences and learnings […]

News brief: NRK wonders How to Be

NRK in Norway has licensed a local remake of Israeli celebrity interview format How to Be from Armoza Formats. Nice Entertainment Group-owned prodcos Monster has gone into production on the series ahead of a launch later this year. Meanwhile, German pubcaster ZDFneo has commissioned a second season of the format, which is known locally as […]

Germany’s ZDFNeo orders Israeli gender-swap series

German digital channel ZDFNeo has ordered a six-episode version of Israeli-originated sex-change series Re-Gender. The format was originally created by Israel’s (now defunct) Buzz Television and started out on Channel 10 in Israel. It is billed as a provocative social experiment and the format sees five men and women swap gender roles to fully appreciate […]

ZDF orders celeb interview show How To Be

German pubcaster ZDF has ordered a local version of Israeli-originated format How To Be. ITV Germany will make the German show, Michael Kessler ist…, which will be fronted by local actor and journalist and presenter Michael Kessler. In the show, the presenter takes on the identity of a celebrity and the celebrity in question then […]

News brief: Orphan Black finds German home

BBC America drama Orphan Black has sold to German digital channel ZDFNeo. The net has picked up rights to seasons one and two of the show, which comes from Canada’s Bell Media and US-based Temple Street Productions and BBC America. Distributor BBC Worldwide has now sold into 16 territories internationally. BBCWW is currently gearing up […]