TV Drama Screenings Festival: ZDF Studios


Fresh off its strong ratings debut, The Swarm leads off ZDF Studios’ highlights in the latest edition of the TV Drama Screenings Festival.

“Based on Frank Schätzing’s international bestseller of the same title, The Swarm is an eight-part thriller series from Emmy Award-winning showrunner Frank Doelger (Game of Thrones),” notes Mirela Nastase, Director Drama at ZDF Studios.

The high-profile international co-production follows a group of scientists investigating strange happenings in the ocean.

ZDF Studios is also highlighting new installments in the English-language adaptation of Before We Die, which has been a hit for Channel 4, and the Spanish anthology Stories to Stay Awake. “Four top Spanish directors (Rodrigo Cortés, Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Paula Ortiz, Paco Plaza) bring Chicho Ibáñez Serrador’s iconic horror series back to life with a modern cinematic edge,” Nastase says.