Sky Deutschland Bolsters Slate of Originals


Sky Deutschland has unveiled the new original series Autobahn, Tender Hearts and Chameleon, alongside plans to deliver more than 60 German and international Sky originals next year.

Autobahn is a crime series from producer Action Concept in association with Sky Studios. It centers on Ali and Leo, who have loved fast cars and motorsport since they were kids. Today, as police officers, they know how to keep their cool while chasing suspects at 150 mph.

Set in the year 2036, Tender Hearts asks profound questions about love, life and our ever-increasing reliance on tech to fill our needs and desires. It follows Mila, who is frustrated with her dating and sex life and orders a humanoid love robot from an advanced tech firm. It is produced by Odeon Film in association with Sky Studios.

Set in the murky and mysterious world of corporate lobbying, Chameleon centers on Max “The Chameleon,” a calculated and smooth operator who begins to question himself after he meets Vallery, a new, mysterious lobbyist, who both attracts and repels him at the same time. The series is produced by Isarstraßen Film in association with Sky Studios.

Elke Walthelm, executive VP and managing director of content at Sky Deutschland, said: “We want to offer our viewers the best, most exciting programs, that’s why we are increasing our investment in new Sky Originals made for our customers in Germany. In addition to the new titles announced today, we have even more great projects in the pipeline from Sky Studios. We have ambitious plans for Sky Originals in Germany as we double our group-wide investment in original content by 2024. By next year, we will have 60 Sky Originals on our schedule, including new Sky Original series from the U.K. and Italy.”

Jane Millichip, chief content officer at Sky Studios, said: “Across Europe, Sky Studios is creating premium original content like never before; working with the best storytellers from Germany, Italy, the U.K. and across the world. Our production and development pipeline in Germany is particularly exciting with even more new shows announced today, including high-octane series like Autobahn, through to warm and future-looking comedies such as Tender Hearts. German creativity and production are in rude health, and we’re pleased to increase investment in order to showcase German storytellers to the world.”

Frank Jastfelder, director of original production for scripted at Sky Deutschland, said: “Local, premium original content is becoming an increasingly important part of our content offering. We want to bring our customers stories they wouldn’t find anywhere else, with some of the best German talent working both in front of and behind the camera. That’s why we’re increasing our investment in Sky Originals and broadening the range and variety of new series we are producing over the coming years.”