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German Drama ‘Dark Woods’ to Dramatize Real-Life Missing Woman Mystery

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German Drama ‘Dark Woods’ to Dramatize Real-Life Missing Woman Mystery
Production has started on German crime drama “Dark Woods,” based on the real-life 1989 disappearance of a woman who was the sister of a high-ranking German police officer. It will star Matthias Brandt (“Babylon Berlin”), Karoline Schuch (“Hanna’s Journey”), and August Wittgenstein (“Das Boot”). Silke Bodenbender (“Vater Mutter Morder”) and Nicholas Ofczarek (“Pagan Peak”) have also been cast in the series, which is for free-tv channel Das Erste.

Global Screen has international rights and will distribute the six-part drama. Bodenbender plays Barbara Neder, who went missing in Lower Saxony. Shortly before, two couples had been cruelly murdered in nearby woodlands.

The scripted series follows the efforts of her brother, a former senior police officer, to find her. Because the disappearance takes place outside his jurisdiction, he cannot officially investigate, but he sets out to solve the case, a quest for justice that continues past his retirement and ultimately sees him tracking a suspected serial killer.
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Brendan Fraser, Tom Welling and more join The Professionals

Deadline is reporting that DC actors Brendan Fraser (Doom Patrol), Tom Welling (Smallville), Elena Anaya (Wonder Woman) and Said Taghmaoui (Wonder Woman) have been cast in the ten-part series The Professionals which is being produced by Scandinavian Svod service viaplay.

A loose adaptation of the Christian Slater action movie Soldiers of Fortune, The Professionals “is set against a backdrop of international espionage and corporate sabotage in the 21st century’s privately-funded space race.”

When an advanced medical satellite is destroyed, a billionaire futurist (Fraser) and his medical visionary fiancee (Anaya) enlist the services of a hardened counter terrorist operative to assemble a team to investigate. They discover that a number of business rivals, corrupt government officials and a shadowy crime syndicate may be behind the attack.

“This is the kind of television that couldn’t be more timely or topical as it imagines billionaires using their wealth to deploy private
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Watch Allegiances Bend in Tense Trailer for Hulu’s ‘Das Boot’

A tense World War II drama plays out in Nazi-occupied France and in the belly of a cramped German submarine in the trailer for Hulu’s adaptation of Das Boot. The show premiered on German TV last year and will arrive on Hulu June 17th.

The eight-episode series is based on Lothar-Günther Buchheim’s 1973 book of the same name, while it also incorporates elements from his 1995 sequel Die Festung. Wolfgang Petersen previously adapted Das Boot into a movie in 1981.

The show is set in the port of La Rochelle, France
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Watch the First Look at Scandinavian Fantasy Series ‘Hidden’ (Exclusive)

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Banijay and its Scandinavian outfit Yellow Bird (“Millennium”) have unveiled the promo of the anticipated fantasy thriller series “Hidden,” which stars Izabella Scorupco (“GoldenEye”) and August Wittgenstein (“The Crown”).

Commissioned by Mtg Studios, “Hidden” is based on Filip Alexanderson’s novel “Förstfödd” and takes place in modern-day Stockholm, where people living on the margins discover they have supernatural forces.

Now in post-production, the eight-part series, which blends the paranormal with hard-hitting realism and psychological drama, was introduced to buyers at Mipcom in October. Scorupco told Variety that the 1970s-set series was a highly personal project and described her character in the show as “the most beautiful and compassionate” she’s ever played.

The series is rooted in Scandinavia’s mythology, and follows a subspecies of humans who have enhanced abilities. Although it’s a fantasy series, Scorupco said the show raised issues affecting today’s Scandinavia. “We have this amazingly well-off society,
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Hulu Picks Up WWII Drama ‘Das Boot’ For U.S.

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Hulu Picks Up WWII Drama ‘Das Boot’ For U.S.
World War II drama series Das Boot, co-produced by Bavaria Fiction, Sky Deutschland and Sonar Entertainment, has been sold to more than 100 territories worldwide. Hulu has picked up rights for the U.S. The series will premiere in Sky territories Germany, Austria, Switzerland, UK and Ireland beginning November 23 and Italy in December.

Territories sold to date include StarzPlay in France; AMC in Spain and Portugal; Epix/Viasat in Russia, Central & Eastern Europe; Di and Ma in Serbia; Czech TV in the Czech Republic; Vrt in Belgium; Nrk in Norway; Svt in Sweden; Yle in Finland; Ruv in Iceland; Mnet in South Africa; StarzPlay in Latin America; Sbs in Australia; and Tvnz in New Zealand.

Inspired by Wolfgang Petersen’s Oscar and Golden Globe nominated film, and Lothar-Günther Buchheim’s bestselling novel, the series was produced on a budget of $33 million. A story of choices and survival, Das Boot explores the
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U-Boat Drama ‘Das Boot’ Sold to More Than 100 Territories

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U-Boat Drama ‘Das Boot’ Sold to More Than 100 Territories
World War II drama series “Das Boot,” which was produced on a budget of $33 million, has been sold to more than 100 territories worldwide. The show will debut on Hulu in the U.S. and pay TV operator Sky across Europe.

The series is produced by Bavaria Fiction, Sky Deutschland and Sonar Entertainment, which distribution rights for the world, except for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, U.K., Ireland and Italy, where Sky holds the rights.

Territories sold to date include StarzPlay in France; AMC in Spain and Portugal; Epix/Viasat in Russia, Central & Eastern Europe; Di and Ma in Serbia; Czech TV in the Czech Republic; Vrt in Belgium; Nrk in Norway; Svt in Sweden; Yle in Finland; Ruv in Iceland; Mnet in South Africa; StarzPlay in Latin America; Sbs in Australia; and Tvnz in New Zealand.

Inspired by the Oscar-nominated movie by Wolfgang Petersen, and Lothar-Günther Buchheim’s bestselling novel, the series filmed in Munich,
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First images from the Das Boot TV series

Ahead of its premiere later this year, the first images have arrived online from Das Boot, a TV series inspired by Wolfgang Petersen’s classic 1981 World War II movie, which features stars August Wittgenstein, Rick Okon, Franz Dinda and Vicky Krieps.

Das Boot will pick up the World War II story in the fall of 1942 as the tide begins to turn on the German war machine. It will follow the war at sea as seen through the eyes of the young U-boat crew, as well as the French Resistance movement on land.

The $33 million eight-part series, a joint production between Bavaria Fiction, Sky Deutschland and Sonar Entertainment, is slated to premiere on Sky in late 2018, and features a cast that also includes Lizzie Caplan, Jonathan Zaccai, Leonard Scheicher, Robert Stadlober and Stefan Konarske. Andreas Prochaska (The Dark Valley) directs.

Photo Credit: Bavaria Fiction

The post First images from the Das
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‘Maus’ Trailer Fights to the Death in the Woods

‘Maus’ Trailer Fights to the Death in the Woods
After playing Sitges and Fantastic Fast this past fall, we now have the official trailer for Yayo Herrero’s The Maus, starring August Wittgenstein, Alma Terzic, and Ella Jazz. In the Serbian film, “Alex and Selma are a couple in love who travels to the heart of Bosnia and Herzegovina. When their car runs aground in the middle of the […]
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Fantastic Fest Had a Rough Year, But the Best Movies Featured Powerful Women

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Fantastic Fest Had a Rough Year, But the Best Movies Featured Powerful Women
This year, Fantastic Fest turned 13, a number that felt apt if you’ve been following the news. Most conversations started like this:

“How are you?”

“How are you?”

Exhale. Hug. Repeat.

Eventually, people got around to talking about the films. Even those were emotional.

Tortured Souls

In past years, bringing context into the Alamo Drafthouse theater meant deciding not to chomp chips and queso during a hushed thriller. This time, audiences welled up watching Carla Guigino confront a lifetime of abuse as the emotionally and physically handcuffed wife in Stephen King’s “Gerald’s Game,” a Lifetime movie-looking low budget adaptation whose blockbuster impact at the Fest might not translate to people at home when it premieres on Netflix. (Guigino, however, is terrific in a dual-of-sorts role as the manacled victim and her empowered subconscious.)

Read More:Fantastic Fest Under Fire: Why America’s Preeminent Genre Festival Needs Its Fans
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‘Das Boot’: Tom Wlaschiha, Vincent Kartheiser, James D’Arcy & Thierry Frémont Round Out Cast

Tom Wlaschiha (Game of Thrones), Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men), James D'Arcy (Marvel's Agent Carter) and Thierry Frémont (Juste un regard) round out the cast of Das Boot, as filming begins on the Bavaria Fernsehproduktion, Sky Deutschland and Sonar Entertainment co-production. The series is shooting in Prague, La Rochelle, Malta and Munich. The four join an international cast including Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), August Wittgenstein (The Crown), Rainer Bock (Inglourious…
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Lizzy Caplan, Rick Okon, August Wittgenstein and more join Das Boot TV series

Variety is reporting that Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Rick Okon (Tatort) and August Wittgenstein (The Crown) are set to lead the cast of Sky’s €25 million drama series Das Boot, based upon the classic war film from director Wolfgang Petersen.

The series “will pick up the World War II story in the fall of 1942 and follow the war at sea as seen through the eyes of the young U-boat crew, and events on land, and the French Resistance.”

German filmmaker Andreas Prochaska (The Dark Valley) is directing the series, which also stars Vicky Krieps (Colonia Dignidad), Jonathan Zaccaϊ (Robin Hood), Leonard Scheicher (Finsterworld), Robert Stadlober (Summer Storm), Franz Dinda (The Cloud), and Stefan Konarske (The Young Karl Marx).

“This new production, supported by tremendous writing, an acclaimed international cast and crew, stunning locations and a budget more commonly associated with feature films, will be a fitting sequel to the iconic work that it follows,
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Lizzy Caplan boards 'Das Boot' event series

Lizzy Caplan boards 'Das Boot' event series
Production on the big-budget television series is set to commence this summer.

Bavaria Fernsehproduktion, Sky Deutschland and Sonar Entertainment have announced that filming on the Das Boot sequel will begin this summer, and have revealed its cast.

The eight-episode series is a sequel to Lothar-Günther Buchheim’s novel and 1981 film of the same name and will premiere in autumn in 2018 in Sky territories Germany, Austria, Italy, the UK and Ireland. Co-producer Sonar Entertainment will handle international distribution in the rest of the world.

Directed by Andreas Prochaska, the 104-day shoot on the $28 million production is set to begin on August 31 in La Rochelle, France and will contine in Prague, Malta and Munich.

In addition, the cast has been announced for the event series, including including Lizzy Caplan, August Wittgenstein and Rainer Bock.

Also starring are Rick Okon, Vicky Krieps, Jonathan Zaccaϊ, Leonard Scheicher, Robert Stadlober, Franz Dinda and Stefan Konarske.

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Lizzy Caplan Joins ‘Das Boot’ TV Sequel

Well over a year ago, it was announced that an 8-hour, TV sequel to Wolfgang Petersen‘s 1981 WWII German U-boat drama classic “Das Boot” was in the works. It was interesting news, and it made us curious, but as with anything else that happened eighteen months ago, we totally forgot about. Well, the project is headed to sea with some interesting developments.

Masters Of Sex” and “Party Down” star Lizzy Caplan is the lone Hollywood name boarding the project, that has lined up an ensemble which includes August Wittgenstein, Vicky Krieps, Jonathan Zaccaϊ, Leonard Scheicher, Robert Stadlober, Franz Dinda, and Stefan Konarske.

Continue reading Lizzy Caplan Joins ‘Das Boot’ TV Sequel at The Playlist.
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