HBO Europe has acquired big-budget German period drama “Babylon Berlin.” Beta Film distributes the upcoming series, which is set in Berlin in the roaring 1920s, and has sealed deals across Europe.
Netflix had already secured “Babylon Berlin” for the U.S. and Australia and New Zealand. Sky has it in Germany, Italy, and the U.K. Beta Film said it has sold the show into 60 territories.
Source and more: Variety
Based on a series of novels by German writer Volker Kutscher, the Raymond Chandler-esque crime story follows German detective Gereon Rath (Volker Bruch), who is sent to Berlin to investigate a porn ring run by the Russian mafia. The period epic — with a reported budget of $45 million, Babylon Berlin is the most expensive German-language TV series in history — is set against the social and political upheaval of Germany in 1929, when the world’s most modern and progressive society is threatened by rising right-wing extremism and a world economy teetering on the brink.
Source and more: THR
Boosted by lucrative global deals, stay tuned as we monitor the renew/cancel status of Babylon Berlin Season 2…