Production Begins on Intaglio’s Concordia


Emmy Award winner Frank Doelger (Game of Thrones, The Swarm, John Adams, Rome) and Intaglio Films, a joint venture of Beta Film and ZDF Studios, have begun production on the surveillance drama thriller Concordia.

Shot in English, the 6×45-minute series is set in an experimental utopian community. ZDF, MBC, France Télévisions and Hulu Japan are signed on as partners.

Concordia is directed by Barbara Eder (The Swarm, Barbarians, Cop Stories). Doelger helms as executive producer and showrunner alongside executive producers Ute Leonhardt, Rafferty Thwaites, Jan Wünschmann and Robert Franke. Shooting takes place in various locations in Rome, Northern Italy and Leipzig/Germany.

The project comes from Mike Walden (The Frankenstein Chronicles, U Want Me 2 Kill Him) and Nicholas Racz (The Burial Society, The Real Thing).

International Emmy winner Christiane Paul (Counterpart, In July) stars as Juliane, the visionary behind the new utopia powered by an AI to ensure a freer, fairer and more humane society. Steven Sowah (For Jojo, Before We Grow Old), Ruth Bradley (Ted Lasso, Humans), Nanna Blondell (Black Widow, House of the Dragon), Jonas Nay (Line of Separation, Deutschland 83), Ahd Kamel (Collateral, Honour), Hugo Becker (Baron Noir, Leonardo) and Joséphine Jobert (Death in Paradise, Summer Crush) are also featured among the cast.

Concordia is written by Racz, Isla van Tricht and Walden. Producers are Tobias Gerginov, Jacob Glass and Sergio Ercolessi.

The project is supported by Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Sächsische Staatskanzlei and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. ZDF Studios and Beta Film are jointly distributing.

Doelger said: “Throughout history, blueprints for the reimagining of society along religious, political, economic and environmental lines have been put forward—particularly in periods marked by a sense of tumult, cultural and financial dislocation, and a rise in violence, like our own. The visionaries behind Concordia think they finally have the technology to realize such a brave new world, only to discover that there is no way to keep evil out as it comes from the inside.”

Eder added: “I’m very excited to be part of a project that has such thought-provoking and increasingly pertinent subject matter. The exploration of surveillance, privacy and data is the backdrop for this chilling thriller. Concordia merges both technology and its abuses and also how it shapes the hierarchy of society. It is fantastic to be working with such a talented cast and crew in bringing this story to life.”