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ZDFE Sells Drama Package to SBS Australia


ZDF Enterprises has sold a range of scripted titles to SBS Australia, including the dramas Before We Die and ANA. all in.

The English version of the Nordic noir drama Before We Die, commissioned by the U.K.’s Channel 4 and produced by Eagle Eye Drama, stars Lesley Sharp as a police detective who discovers her estranged son is an undercover informant in a brutal murder investigation. ANA. all in., set in the gambling world and inspired by real events, is based on the book by Roberto Santiago.

The deal also includes the relicense of the crime series The Team and the family saga Ku’damm 56 and 59, as well as the new sequel Ku’damm 63.

Robert Franke, VP ZDFE.drama, ZDF Enterprises, said: “I’m delighted that European drama has proven to be popular with Australian audiences. With Ku’damm 63, Before We Die and ANA.all in. they can look forward to even more exciting, emotional and action-packed storytelling.”

Peter Andrews, head of network programming for SBS TV and online content, said: “ZDF Enterprises have been a trusted partner in supplying us with an engaging array of world-class dramas to entertain our viewers, so I’m pleased SBS has secured these titles which will be a great addition to our schedule.”

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