MIPTV Spotlight: ZDF Enterprises


CANNES: ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) has new highlights from all four of its genre divisions.

From ZDFE.entertainment comes Crime Watch XY, one of the most successful formats on German TV. ZDFE.factual features The Invasion: The Outbreak of World War II, which tells the inside story of the Third Reich. ZDFE.junior’s Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs follows the adventures of four young pirates fighting dinosaur baddies. There is also a new season of the screen adaptations of Arne Dahl’s crime novels from ZDFE.drama, which follow an elite force within the Swedish police. “Our slate is comprised of high-end series produced with renowned partners in the industry, many of them through international co-productions,” says Fred Burcksen, the company’s executive VP and COO.

Two of the MIPTV highlights from ZDFE were selected for this year’s Berlinale Special Series. The first is Blochin: The Living and the Dead, a thriller that tells the story of the policemen from a homicide unit, and the second is Blue Eyes, a political crime thriller set in present-day Europe.