MagentaTV customers can look forward to a new MagentaTV original: On June 15th the production of “Oh Hell“ began in and around the area of Berlin. “Oh Hell” is a joint production by Deutsche Telekom, WarnerMedia and good friends.
The thriller directed by Andreas Senn is currently produced in and around Berlin. The story follows a young woman claiming to recognize her missing son in the child of another family.
Sold by Beta Film, “The Winemaker” is the new banner title of Moritz von der Groeben’s Good Friends Filmproduktion, the company behind groundbreaking dark German comedy “Arthur’s Law,” which was released in the U.S. this January by Warner Media’s HBO Max. “The Winemaker” is set in the South Tyrol’s picturesque vineyards. The dominant image, however, is Matteo driving alone at night, sunk in a pitch-black nightmare. Variety talked to von der Groeben and director and co-writer Prochaska, on the eve of “The Winemaker’s” pitch at April’s 9’s MipDrama.
“Irish-Crime” became winner of the day in fiction with 5,72 Million viewers (17,5% market share) having watched “Irish-Crime: The Disappearance“ on Thursday night. It is the third film of the captivating ARD-Degeto-series with Grimme Award winner Désirée Nosbusch in the leading role. The fourth part “Forgiveness” will air on the 1st of April 2021.
The Winemaker has been selected as one of 12 productions for this year’s MIPDrama, which starts, prior to MIPTV, on the 9th of April. MIPDrama offers international buyers an exclusive preview of a curated selection of up-and-coming drama series.
HBO announced today that Arthur’s Law will be available on HBO Max beginning January 07. The German-language dark comedy, produced by good friends, has won multiple awards including a Rockie Award as “best non-English comedy series.” In advance of the premiere, HBO Max released the official trailer and key art for the series.
ZDF took the lead on mondays primetime-ratings: a total of 6.02 millions viewers (18.6 percent market share) watched the television programm with Roland Wienekker.
The Joyn original “Slavik – On The States Pocket” wins at this year’s Comedy Award. The good friends production is awarded as best comedy series.
good friends production “Slavik – Auf Staats Nacken” is nominated for the German Comedy Award 2020 in the category “Best Comedy Series”.
Since Tuesday, August 25th, the two-part film “Il Pastore” (working title) is being shot in South Tyrol, Vienna and the surrounding area. ZDF and ServusTV have joined forces for the production. Both stations will broadcast the films in Germany, as confirmed by ZDF in response to a request from DWDL.de. “Il Pastore” is produced by good friends Filmproduktions GmbH in co-production with Satel Film GmbH. Producer at good friends is Moritz von der Groeben, for Satel it‘s Heinrich Ambrosch.
The production of the eight episodes is the responsibility of good friends Filmproduktion in cooperation with Bratan Production. “Slavik -Auf Staats Nacken” starts on November 26th with two episodes a week on Joyn.
The “Ireland Krimi: The Dead of Glenmore Abbey” got a total of 5.48 million viewers. No other station had more viewers on Thursday, and its ratings reached a total of 18.6 percent. This happens to be a good start for the new series with Désirée Nosbusch, who plays the lead role. lead. The following week there will be another case to watch.
In record time, the German adaptation of the Swedish series “The Bonus Family” was created. The episodes can be seen weekly Wednesday evening.
Arthur’s Law was nominated by the jury of the German Comedy Award in the category “Best Comedy Series”. The award ceremony will take place on October 2nd in Cologne.
The jury of this years Rockie Awards has (come to a decision) decided: TNT Comedy Original Arthur’s Law wins as the best non-English language comedy series in international competition. The winners of this section were honored yesterday at a ceremony at the Banff World Media Festival.
The Bavarian Television Award was awarded on Friday evening at the Prinzregententheater in Munich. Among the honored award winners was Jan Josef Liefers, who received the award “Blauer Panther” for his portrayal of Arthur the unlucky fellow in the TNT Comedy Original “Arthur’s Law”.
In the new, ten-part crime series “Undercover”, which starts on May 8, 2019 at 9.45 p.m. on ZDFneo, a drug boss is the focus of an undercover investigation. ZDFneo will be showing the Belgian-German co-production in double episodes on Wednesdays from 9.45 p.m. In the ZDFmediathek all ten episodes will be available from Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 at 10.00 a.m.
On April 11th, 2019, shooting began in Berlin and the surrounding area for the six-part horizontally narrated series “Bonusfamilie” (working title) directed by Isabel Braak and based on the books of Antonia Rothe-Liermann. “Bonusfamilie” is about three children, two fathers, two mothers – one family. The series deals with family madness in a patchwork constellation – always with a loving eye for the challenges, but also for the moments of happiness that such a family life offers. The main cast include Inez Bjørg David, Lucas Prisor, Steve Windolf and Anna Schäfer.
With a kidnapping case, Berlin inspector Martin Brühl (Roeland Wiesnekker) starts a dangerous cat-and-mouse game in the environment of illegal car races. “The Inspector and his Anger” is the working title of the television film of the week (ZDF), for which shooting has begun in Berlin. Further roles are played by Meike Droste, Marc Ben Puch, Sara Fazilat, Michael Schenk, Lucas Gregorowicz, Ulrike C. Tscharre, Aaron Hilmer and Benno Fürmann. The script was written by Christoph Darnstädt, directed by Andreas Senn.
As one of 5 series, Arthur’s Law is nominated for the Grimme Prize 2019.
“TBS reaches over 90 million households in the USA. Arthur’s Law’ is the first time a German series will be shown in the original version with English subtitles on one of the leading channels in US cable television,” says Hannes Heyelmann, Managing Director of Turner Central and Eastern Europe, who is responsible for the international strategy of Turner’s own productions.