EXCLUSIVE: International sales of German television dramas are proceeding in advance of Mipcom Cannes.
As the Munich-based distributor gets ready to present a lineup of 25 dramas at Mipcom later this month, it has been shopping the winner of MipDrama’s Buyers’ Coup de Couer Award Award, House of Promises, and the thriller The Wall to several buyers.
House of Promises is a 12-part banner series for RTL+ set in 1920s Berlin, and it has been sold to pubcasters in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Estonia, and Lithuania. Streaming service Shahid, owned by MBC in the Middle East, has also acquired it.
The show depicts a dazzling early 20th-century Berlin through the eyes of a young woman and a Jewish family who own the Jonass department store on Berlin’s Torstrasse 1, the current location of Soho House in the German capital. Naemi Feitisch has starring roles in two series for X Filme: Creative Pool and Beta.
The Wall, a returning thriller from French-Canadian company Pixcom, has sold to NBCUniversal in France for the third season and to SBS in Australia, Cosmopolitan TV in Spain, and MBC in Shahid for season two.
There will be 25 dramas presented by Beta at Cannes this month, 12 of which will be returning. The second seasons of the RTL period drama Sisi and the ITV drama Professor T are particular highlights. Other shows include the French thriller Prison Island and the mystery thriller The Invisible Girl from Spain.