Exclusive: Leonine Studios acquires worldwide rights to German-Norwegian thriller series Seeds (Work title), which is set around the explosive possession of a seed company and comes from The chameleon Author Christian Geltsch.
German-based producer-distributor co-commissioner German broadcaster ARD Degeto and Norwegian NRK and Czech producer MIA Film joined his partner Odeon Fiction, which began shooting on May 10. Spitzbergen (Norway), Munich (Germany) and Prague (Czech Republic) are the main attractions. Spitsbergen’s service producer is PolarX AS 7
Jeltsch, who is writing the upcoming Sky Deutschland corporate lobbying mystery drama The chameleon And ARD works systematically Criminal, Creator and lead author of the English language series. Wrote the screenplay with Axel Helstenius and Alexander Dierbach (Line of separation) Managing.
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The play is set in a six-part thriller using the Svalbard Global Seed Vault on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen. The vault serves as an insurance policy and backup facility for global crops, providing storage for seed duplicates at the World Gene Bank.
Seeds Follows Max, a German detective, and Thea (Bolso Bardal), a Norwegian policewoman, set out to find Max’s missing nephew, Victor (Jonathan Berlin), in Spitzbergen. It soon became clear that his disappearance could be linked to the capture of a seed company that is causing controversy in Brussels. As they sink deeper into the web of conspiracies and political interests, they risk their own lives.
Rainer Buck (Good call Saul, Wonder Woman), Siomas Sergeant (Spy City, Contractor), Eric Madsen (Vikings, The Last Kingdom) And Frederick Becht (The maze of lies, Hannah Arendt) International cast round out.
“With SeedsWe would I would like to draw your attention to an important global issue because it is about Struggle For food, ”said ARD Degeto, senior vice president of drama Christoph Pelander informed the deadline. “With a top cast on the front and back of the camera, this is an exciting German-Norwegian co-production that will not only reach the German audience but also attract international attention.“
Pelander is overseeing the play with ARD Degeto Sebastian Lukel, head of acquisition and co-production, Elizabeth Tangen is doing the same for NRK. Producer is Brita Meyerman of Audio Fiction (Spy City) And Misha Hoffman (Fan, Spy City) And the director of photography is Ian Bloomer (Stralsund, WolfslandThe film is supported by FilmfernSehfunds Bayern, the European Union’s Creative Europe Media, the German Motion Picture Fund and the Czech tax incentive.
Babylon Berlin Commissioner ARD Degetto and NRK are the most active co-producers of European drama this year. Last month, Deadline revealed that NRK had ordered a drama about Leonard Cohen’s relationship with musician Marianne Ehlen from Buchanan Media in the UK., Oslo-based Redpoint Productions and Canada Connect 3 Media, for example.
ARD is working on several new plays including Degeto MMystery tThriller Series OderbruchWhich is co-produced Serial Entertainment and CBS Studio. Other such Scandinavian series Black waterSVT, Sweden, co-produced with Apple Tree Productions, owned by ITV Studios, and Filmpool Nord) is in post-production.
The firm is a wholly owned subsidiary of German public broadcaster ARD, commissioning and producing more than 100 feature films, TV movies and series each year. It also acquires programs, all of which are published on the Das Erste (ARDI) channel and on the streaming platform Mediathek.