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Canal Plus Acquires FremantleMedia Intl.’s ‘Deutschland 83’

PARIS– FremantleMedia International’s Cold War drama “Deutschland 83” has been acquired by French pay TV giant Canal Plus rolling off Mip TV.

The eight-part miniseries, which is helmed by Edward Berger and Samira Radsi, was previously acquired by Sundance TV, becoming the first German-language drama pickup set for air on a U.S. network.

Created by Anna Winger and Joerg Winger, “Deutschland 83” is a coming-of-age tale set against the real culture wars and political events of Germany in the 1980s. The drama follows Martin Rauch (Jonas Nay), a 24-year-old East Germany native who gets sent to the West as an undercover spy for the Stasi foreign service.

“Since its world premiere at the Berlinale festival earlier this year, ‘Deutschland 83’ has continued to attract both critical praise and the attention of buyers from all over the world. Sitting on the world class Canal Plus platform, alongside some of the world’s best scripted content, ‘Deutschland 83’ is proving to be one of 2015’s must have dramas,” said Jamie Lynn, EVP of sales and distribution EMEA at FremantleMedia International.

Lynn added the “combination of suspense, action and humor of ‘Deutschland 83’ (will not doubt) captivate the French audiences.”

The miniseries is exec produced by UFA Fiction’s Joerg Winger and Nico Hofmann.

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