Electric Entertainment Sends The Ark to German-Speaking Territories


Electric Entertainment has sold The Ark to NBCUniversal Global Networks Germany to air on SYFY in German-speaking territories.

The Ark takes place 100 years in the future when planetary colonization missions have begun. The first mission encounters a catastrophic event with more than a year left to go before reaching its target planet, and the remaining crew must find a way to stay on course and survive.

The 12-episode series debuted in the U.S. on February 1 on SYFY. It has already been sold in Spain, France, Portugal, the Balkans, Romania and Poland.

“It is both exciting and rewarding having a long-lasting relationship with NBCU in Germany,” said Sonia Mehandjiyska, head of international distribution at Electric Entertainment. “Partnering with them on The Ark is the third Electric Entertainment series they will be airing in the territories following the successful runs of The Librarians and The Outpost.”

Karin Schrader, VP of programming and acquisitions at NBCUniversal Global Networks Germany, added, “Sci-fi programs translate extremely well worldwide, especially those that are created by two of the most legendary producers in science-fiction—Dean Devlin and Jonathan Glassner. We are excited to present this highly anticipated series to our viewers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on SYFY.”