Public broadcasters DR in Denmark, NRK (Norway), SVT (Sweden) and YLE (Finland) have all acquired shows including Oliver Hirschbiegel’s 6x60mins Berlin-set spy drama The Same Sky and the 15th century 6x60mins period drama Maximilian and Marie de Bourgogne.
The quartet all also bought Beta-distributed 3x90mins right wing terror-trilogy NSU German History X and Tom Tykwer’s 1920s crime-series 16x60mins Babylon Berlin.
Nordic noir series perform well in Germany and the flow of content is now starting to go on the other direction, with Germany currently a drama production hotspot.
Stephen Mowbray, head of acquisitions SVT, said: “German producers are now delivering world-class fiction and partnering with Beta secures a raft of exciting titles for the Swedish public,” while Tarmo Kivikallio, head of acquisition at YLE, said: “New German drama is strong at the moment in Finland. The way German drama deals with German history in unique and thrilling.”
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25 May 2018 @ 11:45:00 UTC