Amazon Prime Video Germany is reportedly planning to pick up the second season of the German-language Deutschland 83 TV series drama which runs on SundanceTV in the US. The second season is set in 1986, and this is entitled Deutschland 86.
Described as a Cold War era “coming of age spy thriller,” Deutschland 83 follows Martin Rauch (Jonas Nay), an East German native who, in his mid-twenties, is embedded in the West German military, to gather NATO military secrets. The cast also includes Maria Schrader, Ulrich Noethen, Sylvester Groth, Sonja Gerhardt, Ludwig Trepte, Alexander Beyer, and Lisa Tomaschewsky.
Here is more from TBI Vision:
Amazon Prime Video Germany looks set to pick up first-run rights to the second instalment [sic] of Deutschland 83, with its linear broadcaster wavering on a recommission.
RTL has not yet committed to financing Deutschland 86 after the first season, which was critical and ratings smash internationally but fared less well locally.
German TV trade site dwdl.de reported this has prompted Amazon to swoop in and pick up Deutschland 86, which is expected to be followed by a third effort, Deutschland 89.
FremantleMedia’s German prodco UFA Fiction has signed up to produce the season, according to the report.
FremantleMedia declined to comment this morning, as did a rep for Amazon Prime Video Germany.
UFA Fiction refused to comment when contacted by dwdl.de, while RTL, which owns FremantleMedia, could not be contacted.
Deutschland 83 goes out in the US on SundanceTV, which is a part financier, while FremantleMedia International has sold it globally to territories such as the UK, where it became the biggest ratings foreign-language series on record.
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