FremantleMedia and Canal+ deploy 'Deutschland 83' into France

MUMBAI: Inspired Cold War drama, Deutschland 83 continues its successful roll out across Europe and the US as FremantleMedia International (FMI) has inked a major deal with France’s first pay TV channel Canal+.


The title has been pre-sold to six significant European markets, in addition to a previously-announced partnership with SundanceTV that sees the eight part mini-series become the first German-language drama to have ever aired on a major US network. Deutschland 83 was produced by UFA Fiction for RTL Television in Germany and is distributed worldwide by FremantleMedia International.


FremantleMedia International EVP sales & distribution EMEA Jamie Lynn said, “Since its world premiere at the Berlinale festival earlier this year, Deutschland 83has continued to attract both critical praise and the attention of buyers from all over the world. Sitting on the world class Canal+ platform, alongside some of the world’s best scripted content, Deutschland 83 is proving to be one of 2015’s must have dramas. With the combination of suspense, action and humour, Deutschland 83 is compelling viewing and I’ve no doubt that the show will captivate the French audiences.”


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 harboring secrets, both political and personal.


Created by Anna Winger and Joerg Winger, Deutschland 83 is executive produced by UFA Fiction’s Joerg Winger and Nico Hofmann and directed by Edward Berger and Samira Radsi.

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