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FremantleMedia sells ‘Deutschland 83’ to multiple countries at MIPCOM

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MUMBAI: FremantleMedia International has sold its gripping German language spy thriller Deutschland 83 (8 x 60) to multiple countries at Mipcom 2015. 

 

So far the show has been acquired by 20 broadcasters and SVOD services around the world.

 

Following its US success, the series has now been placed by FremantleMedia International with Channel One (Russia), Sky Italia (Italy), Hulu (US), Sundance TV (English-speaking Canada), Super Ecran (French-speaking Canada), RTE (Eire), Stan (Australia & New Zealand), Telenet (Belgium), RTL Klub (Hungary), Hotvision (Israel), TV4 (Pan-regional Scandinavia) and Kino Lorber (US – DVD and iTunes).

 

FremantleMedia International CEO Jens Richter said, “Deutschland 83 has become the must-have European drama series of the year. Having attracted critical acclaim in the US and now the attention of this impressive list of buyers, the compelling series is all set to captivate viewers around the world.”

 

The above acquisitions follow on from the previously reported deals with Sundance TV (US), CANAL+ (France), Channel 4/Walter Presents (UK), SVT (Sweden), NRK (Norway), DR (Denmark), YLE (Finland) and RUV (Iceland).

 

Deutschland 83 is a suspenseful coming-of-age story set against the real culture wars and political events of Germany in the 1980s. The drama follows Martin Rauch (Jonas Nay) as the 24 year-old East Germany native is pulled from the world as he knows it and sent to the West as an undercover spy for the Stasi foreign service. Hiding in plain sight in the West German army, he must gather the secrets of NATO military strategy. Everything is new, nothing is quite what it seems and everyone he encounters is harbouring secrets, both political and personal.

 

The series is produced by UFA Fiction, the creators of Generation War, for RTL Television in Germany. Created by Anna Winger and Joerg Winger, and executive produced by UFA Fiction’s Joerg Winger and Nico Hofmann. The series is directed by Edward Berger and Samira Radsi.

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