ZDFneo has come on board The Day, a heist thriller from the Flemish production outlets FBO and Woestijnvis for Telenet and SBS in Belgium.
The Day, original title De Dag, is a twisting tale that unfolds across a single day. The series follows a bank robbery as it spirals out of control in a quiet Flemish town with police, criminals and hostages revealing unexpected agendas.
The co-production was brokered by Dynamic Television, which also handles worldwide distribution.
Simone Emmelius, general manager of ZDFneo, said: “Having entered the European co-production arena in 2017, we’re glad to continue showing sophisticated serial entertainment with De Dag. The story is told from different perspectives, an element which is important to us, to attract our young audience.”
Wolfgang Feindt, head of co-productions at ZDF, added: “We are constantly scouting for exciting new voices and innovative projects that stand out for ZDFneo’s young, internationally oriented audience. Belgium has a great talent pool and with The Day, we found another new, inspiring concept that will entertain a broad audience through its profoundly good storytelling.”
“We were immediately excited by The Day and the team behind it,” said Tasja Abel, VP of co-productions and acquisitions at Dynamic Television. “It is very original, told by young and very talented voices and produced by two great partners. The Day takes the audience on a brilliantly thrilling ride packed with a high pace and unexpected twists and turns. We are excited to be working with ZDFneo, the producers and Telenet to deliver this fantastic series and can’t wait to share it with our international buyers.”
Executive producers Hilde de Laere and Michiel Devlieger said: “FBO and Woestijnvis are thrilled with the participation of Europe’s leading ‘fiction spotter’ ZDFneo. This very important step confirms our initial trust and belief in the power of this breathtaking story. From the very beginning, we were convinced that we should produce The Day not only as a ‘Flemish’ story but as a Flemish story with an international appeal.”