Informer Set for German Adaptation


Production is underway on a new adaptation of All3Media International’s scripted format Informer for NDR, ARD Degeto, ARTE and NRK.

Anticipated for an autumn 2024 premiere, the six-part local take on the Neal Street Productions thriller for BBC One is being made by filmpool fiction. Shooting in Hamburg, the show stars Jürgen Vogel (Trust Me), Elisa Schlott (Das Boot) and Ivar Wafaei (Rheingold). It is written and directed by Matthias Glasner (KDD-Kriminaldauerdienst, Das Boot).

Frank Beckmann, programming director at NDR, noted, “Informant is set in Hamburg, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities and Hamburg’s newest landmark, the Elbe Philharmonic Hall, has a prominent part in this intriguing story. We aim to create attractive content for German public television that also appeals to audiences outside our country. Forging a strong international partnership with major players like All3Media, ARD Degeto, ARTE and NRK has enabled NDR to make this happen, and we are really looking forward to it.”

Jonathan Hughes, VP of sales at All3Media International, commented, “We’re very pleased to see filmpool fiction commence shooting on a new adaptation of this complex, character-driven thriller, a project which brings together an impressive lineup of broadcaster partners. Informant is a perfect example of the type of premium adaptations and multi-territory co-productions that are possible not only through the wealth of high-end formats in the All3Media International portfolio but also through the incredible network of creative talent within the All3Media group.”

Irina Ignatiew-Lemke, managing director at All3Media Deutschland Fiction, added, “I’d like to thank Iris Kiefer at filmpool fiction for her fantastic work in bringing this truly international co-production together, and I can’t wait to see how our top-class cast and crew reinvent Neal Street’s gripping thriller for our partners at NDR, ARD Degeto, ARTE and NRK. Focusing on globally relevant themes of identity and belonging, as well as hysteria and alarmism, our adaptation of Informer gives us an opportunity to bring our own local DNA to a story that we know will resonate with viewers in German-speaking Europe and around the world.”