Leonine Studios Boards European Thriller Assortment ‘The Seed’ From Writer Christian Jeltsch For Germany’s ARD Degeto & Norway’s NRK

EXCLUSIVE: Leonine Studios has taken worldwide rights to German-Norwegian thriller sequence The Seed (working title), which is location around the explosive takeover of a seed company and comes from Chameleon author Christian Jeltsch.

The Germany-primarily based exclusively producer-distributor joins its subsidiary Odeon Fiction, alongside co-commissioners German broadcaster ARD Degeto and Norway’s NRK and Czech producer MIA Movie on the manufacturing, which began shooting on Can even 10 at spectacular fashioned locations in Spitsbergen (Norway), Munich (Germany) and Prague (Czech Republic). The carrier producer in Spitsbergen is PolarX AS.

Jeltsch, who is writing upcoming Sky Deutschland company lobbying mystery drama Chameleon and works on ARD procedural Tatort, is creator and head author of the English-language sequence. He wrote the screenplays with Axel Hellstenius and Alexander Dierbach (Line of Separation) is directing.

Westworld‘s Ingrid Bolsø Berdal Heino Ferch (Berlin Set, The Baader Meinhof Complex) stars reverse Heino Ferch (Berlin Set, The Baader Meinhof Complex).

The drama makes exercise of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen because the backdrop to the six-section thriller. The vault acts as an insurance plans and backup facility for plant life globally by providing storage for seed duplicates storied in gene banks around the field.

The Seed follows German detective Max (Ferch) and Norwegian policewoman Thea (Bolsø Berdal), who location out to search out Max’s lacking nephew Victor (Jonathan Berlin) in Spitsbergen. It almost right this moment turns into obvious his disappearance will be connected to the takeover of a seed company that’s causing controversy in Brussels. As they tumble deeper into webs of intrigue and political pursuits they gain their very hang lives in hazard too. 

Rainer Bock (Higher Call Saul, Wonder Lady), Seumas Sargent (See Metropolis, The Conductor), Erik Madsen (Vikings, The Final Kingdom) and Friederike Becht (Labyrinth of Lies, Hannah Arendt) spherical out the worldwide forged. 

With The Seed, we would take care of discontinuance to contrivance attention to a main global issue on story of it’s miles about the wrestle for meals,” ARD Degeto Senior Vice President of Drama Christoph Pellander advised Within the reduction of-off date. “With a high forged in entrance of and at the abet of the digicam, that is an exhilarating German-Norwegian co-manufacturing that will no longer most effective reach the German viewers but additionally entice worldwide attention.

Pellander is overseeing the drama for ARD Degeto along with Head of Acquisitions and Co-Productions Sebastian Lückel, with Elisabeth Tangen doing the identical for NRK. The producers are Odeon Fiction’s Britta Meyermann (See Metropolis) and Mischa Hofmann (Kitz, See Metropolis) and the Director of Images is Ian Blumers (Stralsund, Wolfsland). FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Creative Europe MEDIA of the European Union, the German Stream Image Fund and the Czech Tax Incentive are supporting the manufacturing.

Babylon Berlin commissioner ARD Degeto and NRK bear been two of essentially the most active co-producers of European drama this year. Final month, Within the reduction of-off date revealed NRK had ordered a drama about Leonard Cohen’s relationship with muse Marianne Ihlen from the UK’s Buccaneer Media, Oslo-primarily based exclusively Redpoint Productions and Canada’s Connect3 Media, as an instance.

ARD Degeto is working on several new dramas, at the side of mystery thriller sequence Oderbruch, which is co-produced by Syrreal Leisure and CBS Studios. Others akin to Scandinavian sequence Blackwater, co-produced with Sweden’s SVT, ITV Studios-owned Apple Tree Productions and Filmpool Nord) are in put up-manufacturing. 

The company is a unconditionally owned subsidiary of German public broadcaster ARD, commissioning and producing bigger than 100 productions of objective movies, TV movies and sequence each and every year. It additionally acquires programmes, with all of its converse going out on the Das Erste (ARDI) channel and streaming platform Mediathek. 

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