Sky Studios, Amusement Park Film & CBS Studios Align for Thriller


Sky Studios, Amusement Park Film and CBS Studios are working together on the six-part drama thriller series Munich Match (working title), created by Michal Aviram (Fauda).

The series is set 50 years after the Munich Massacre, a traumatic terrorist attack on the Israeli Olympic team in 1972. It’s now 2022, and on the anniversary of the attack, Munich is hosting a “friendly” soccer game between an Israeli and a German football club—but when things start to fall apart, it seems history might be repeating all over again.

Principal filming is slated to begin in Germany this month. Aviram wrote the six scripts together with Martin Behnke (Berlin Alexanderplatz). Philipp Kadelbach (Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo, Parfum, Unsere Mütter unsere Väter) is directing.

The Sky original series will air across all Sky territories, including the U.K., Ireland, Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group will distribute the series outside of German-speaking territories, the U.K. and Italy.

“When Israeli author Michal Aviram first told us about her idea for Munich Match, we were immediately fascinated,” said Amelie von Kienlin, executive producer for Amusement Park Film. “This modern multinational thriller is not only deeply rooted in Germany’s traumatic history, but also fulfills Amusement Park Film’s ambition to tell stories that are relevant and appeal to an international audience at the same time. We are also fans of political thrillers, a genre with enormous potential that we feel has been neglected in German programming so far. With the authors Michal Aviram and Martin Behnke and the director Philipp Kadelbach, we couldn’t have asked for a better creative team to work on this series, and we are extremely happy to be working with Sky and CBS Studios, who have proven to be true partners.”

Munich Match is a remarkably authentic thriller series with a threatening conspiracy so close to reality that it truly holds up a frightening mirror to our society,” said Julia Jaensch, executive producer for Sky Studios Deutschland. “We can’t wait to see the excellent work of Michal Aviram, Martin Behnke and Philipp Kadelbach come together and are excited to have partnered up with CBS Studios on this fantastic project.”

Munich Match is an incredibly relevant series, and in a genre which global audiences cannot get enough of,” added Meghan Lyvers, executive producer and senior VP of international co-productions and development at CBS Studios. “While the story is specific and unique, the characters and themes explored are truly universal. We are thrilled to support the creative team behind this series and partner with Sky in bringing it to life.”