ZDF Studios Closes Raft of Sales for Unbroken


ZDF Studios has sold the suspenseful thriller Unbroken throughout Europe, the Middle East, North America and Australia.

The ZDFneo original, produced by Network Movie, stars Aylin Tezel as a police detective who wakes up bloodied a week after disappearing while pregnant. With her baby gone and no memory of the birth, she embarks on a tireless search.

The series has been sold to Turkcell (Turkey), CDA Polska (Poland), SBS (Australia), Globo TV (Brazil), Polar+ (France), LTV (Latvia), LRT (Lithuania) and ERR (Estonia), as well as GSN U.K. and U.S., where it will be featured on Walter Presents. Spafax licensed the drama for Germany, Qatar and Oman, and Newen has secured the format rights.

Unbroken was nominated for three German Television Academy Awards in 2021, with a win for best camera fiction.

Sebastian Krekeler, Director Drama at ZDF Studios, said, “Unbroken has been one of our most successful scripted titles over the last year. A ratings hit, it has been honored with prestigious nominations and an award, so it’s no surprise that this drama has found a home in four continents.”