Banijay Germany’s MadeFor Unveils Two New Titles


MadeFor, the scripted arm of Banijay Germany, is producing two new shows—Loving Her and Mirella Saves the World (Mirella Schulze rettet die Welt).

The eight-part dramedy Mirella Saves the World will be available on TVNOW this spring. Mirella is an uncompromising 13-year-old environmental activist, and her acts against climate change do not always go down well with her siblings and parents. Ralf Husmann will be the showrunner on the production.

A LGBTQ+ female love story, Loving Her centers on Hanna (Banafshe Hourmazdi), a woman in her early twenties, as she explores romances, affairs, heartbreak and ultimately self-love across six episodes. An adaptation of the Dutch series Anne+, this new drama will air on ZDFmediathek and ZDFneo.

Nanni Erben, co-CEO of MadeFor, said: “I am very happy that with Loving Her and Mirella we are producing two extremely entertaining series. Even though the focus of both series is very different, they both deal with very relevant topics and capture the contemporary zeitgeist. I really like that Mirella shows that environmental protection can be portrayed in a very funny way. It is also exciting that Loving Her is a so-called ‘instant series.’ There is only a short period between idea, filming and broadcast that allows a sense of currency, which is unusual in fictional programs.”

Gunnar Juncken, co-CEO of MadeFor, added: “Loving Her and Mirella Saves the World are two distinct, compelling projects that which we hope will resonate. Audiences are looking for new dramas and we are excited to deliver these charming and funny productions to ZDFneo and TVNOW.”