BERLIN — SundanceTV is to co-produce and screen “Deutschland 83,” an 8-part series that will be the first ever German-language drama to be aired on a major U.S. network. It will be co-produced with UFA Fiction part of FremantleMedia International.
“Deutschland 83” is a coming-of-age story set against the real culture wars and political events of Germany in the 1980s. The drama follows Martin Rauch as a 24 year-old East German sent to the West as an undercover spy. He joins the West German army,and seeks to gather the secrets of NATO military strategy.
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.
“Deutschland 83 was born of a transatlantic relationship. Conceived at our German-American kitchen table in Berlin, written by an American with an international team, made in Germany with a diverse and remarkably talented cast and crew,” said the Wingers in a statement.