Maximus Film Docuseries Land in Asia & Beyond


BERLIN: Several documentary series from Germany’s Maximus Film, including The Most Dangerous Ways to School, have been sold into South Korea, Australia, Poland and other countries.

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) network acquired the second season of the documentary series The Most Dangerous Ways to School from distributor Quintus Media. Iplanet Entertainment in South Korea picked up the first two seasons of the series. The Most Dangerous Ways to School puts a spotlight on the struggles some children face during their commutes to school as they tackle extreme conditions, including mountainous paths, icy landscapes, deserts and wild animals.

Foxtel Australia went for the six-part series Behind Bars: The World’s Toughest Prisons. The docuseries was also acquired by documentary channel Canal D for French-speaking Canada, i-Cable in Hong Kong, and New Zealand’s TVNZ for its male-skewing channel Duke. The series takes viewers inside the most notorious prisons.

Through a volume deal, Polish DTT documentary channel Fokus TV acquired the pop science series Evil Knows!, as well as The Most Dangerous Ways to School and Behind Bars: The World’s Toughest Prisons. In Evil Knows!, Jared Hasselhoff, the bass player from U.S. rock band Bloodhound Gang, is on a mission to explore myths and phenomena from everyday life.