Netflix Acquires Cold War Thriller ‘The Same Sky’ in English-Language Territories

CANNES, France — Netflix has picked up English-language territory rights to Cold War thriller “The Same Sky,” which world premieres at Mipcom on Monday.

The six-hour series, directed by Oscar-nominated Oliver Hirschbiegel, portrays the fate of two families on either side of the Berlin Wall. The action revolves around the relationship between an East German “Romeo” agent – a spy who uses seduction as a way to unearth secrets — and his female target in the West.

Sales agent Beta Film also has sold the series to RAI (Italy), streaming platform SFR (France), France 3 (France), VRT (Belgium), RUV (Iceland), SVT (Sweden), DR (Denmark), NRK (Norway) and YLE (Finland).

The Same Sky,” which stars “The Bridge’s” Sofia Helin and “Generation War’s” Tom Schilling, is produced by UFA Fiction in co-production with Beta Film for ZDF and Czech TV in association with Rainmark Films. The screenplay is by British author Paula Milne.

Hirschbiegel was Oscar-nominated for his film about the death of Adolf Hitler, “Downfall.”

More TV

  • A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!: L-R: Cast

    TV Review: 'A Christmas Story Live' on Fox

    CANNES, France — Netflix has picked up English-language territory rights to Cold War thriller “The Same Sky,” which world premieres at Mipcom on Monday. The six-hour series, directed by Oscar-nominated Oliver Hirschbiegel, portrays the fate of two families on either side of the Berlin Wall. The action revolves around the relationship between an East German […]

  • netflix-the-little-prince

    Mediawan Closes In on Acquisition of Dimitri Rassam's ON Kids & Family

    CANNES, France — Netflix has picked up English-language territory rights to Cold War thriller “The Same Sky,” which world premieres at Mipcom on Monday. The six-hour series, directed by Oscar-nominated Oliver Hirschbiegel, portrays the fate of two families on either side of the Berlin Wall. The action revolves around the relationship between an East German […]

  • Chris MatthewsTime 100 Gala, New York,

    Female Staffer Who Accused Chris Matthews of Sexual Harassment Received Severance from NBC

    CANNES, France — Netflix has picked up English-language territory rights to Cold War thriller “The Same Sky,” which world premieres at Mipcom on Monday. The six-hour series, directed by Oscar-nominated Oliver Hirschbiegel, portrays the fate of two families on either side of the Berlin Wall. The action revolves around the relationship between an East German […]

  • SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1734

    'SNL': Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump Declares 'The War on Christmas Is Over' (Watch)

    CANNES, France — Netflix has picked up English-language territory rights to Cold War thriller “The Same Sky,” which world premieres at Mipcom on Monday. The six-hour series, directed by Oscar-nominated Oliver Hirschbiegel, portrays the fate of two families on either side of the Berlin Wall. The action revolves around the relationship between an East German […]

  • Rupert Murdoch

    21st Century Fox Clarifies Rupert Murdoch's 'Nonsense' Remark About Fox News Sexual Harassment

    CANNES, France — Netflix has picked up English-language territory rights to Cold War thriller “The Same Sky,” which world premieres at Mipcom on Monday. The six-hour series, directed by Oscar-nominated Oliver Hirschbiegel, portrays the fate of two families on either side of the Berlin Wall. The action revolves around the relationship between an East German […]

  • HBO Documentary President Sheila Nevins Stepping

    HBO Documentary President Sheila Nevins Stepping Down

    CANNES, France — Netflix has picked up English-language territory rights to Cold War thriller “The Same Sky,” which world premieres at Mipcom on Monday. The six-hour series, directed by Oscar-nominated Oliver Hirschbiegel, portrays the fate of two families on either side of the Berlin Wall. The action revolves around the relationship between an East German […]

  • Disney-Fox Deal Sets Up Scramble for

    Disney-Fox Deal Unleashes Flood of Free-Agent Executives, Talent

    CANNES, France — Netflix has picked up English-language territory rights to Cold War thriller “The Same Sky,” which world premieres at Mipcom on Monday. The six-hour series, directed by Oscar-nominated Oliver Hirschbiegel, portrays the fate of two families on either side of the Berlin Wall. The action revolves around the relationship between an East German […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content