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Leonine Studios Boards European Thriller Sequence ‘The Seed’ From Author Christian Jeltsch For Germany’s ARD Degeto & Norway’s NRK

EXCLUSIVE: Leonine Studios has taken worldwide rights to German-Norwegian thriller collection The Seed (working title), which is space round the explosive takeover of a seed firm and is derived from Chameleon author Christian Jeltsch.

The Germany-basically based mostly producer-distributor joins its subsidiary Odeon Fiction, alongside co-commissioners German broadcaster ARD Degeto and Norway’s NRK and Czech producer MIA Film on the production, which started taking pictures on Would possibly merely 10 at spectacular fashioned locations in Spitsbergen (Norway), Munich (Germany) and Prague (Czech Republic). The provider producer in Spitsbergen is PolarX AS.

Jeltsch, who’s writing upcoming Sky Deutschland company lobbying mystery drama Chameleon and works on ARD procedural Tatort, is creator and head author of the English-language collection. He wrote the screenplays with Axel Hellstenius and Alexander Dierbach (Line of Separation) is directing.

Westworld‘s Ingrid Bolsø Berdal Heino Ferch (Berlin Space, The Baader Meinhof Advanced) stars opposite Heino Ferch (Berlin Space, The Baader Meinhof Advanced).

The drama uses the Svalbard Global Seed Vault on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen because the backdrop to the six-section thriller. The vault acts as an insurance coverage and backup facility for crops globally by offering storage for seed duplicates storied in gene banks world huge.

The Seed follows German detective Max (Ferch) and Norwegian policewoman Thea (Bolsø Berdal), who space out to procure Max’s lacking nephew Victor (Jonathan Berlin) in Spitsbergen. It rapidly becomes apparent his disappearance could perhaps be connected to the takeover of a seed firm that is causing controversy in Brussels. As they drop deeper into webs of intrigue and political interests they procure their win lives at risk too. 

Rainer Bock (Better Call Saul, Surprise Lady), Seumas Sargent (Seek City, The Conductor), Erik Madsen (Vikings, The Last Kingdom) and Friederike Becht (Labyrinth of Lies, Hannah Arendt) round out the worldwide forged. 

With The Seed, we would capture to plot attention to a in actuality important global discipline because of the it’s about the fight for food,” ARD Degeto Senior Vice President of Drama Christoph Pellander suggested Closing date. “With a high forged in entrance of and on the aid of the digicam, that is an exhilarating German-Norwegian co-production that received’t finest reach the German target audience nonetheless also attract global attention.

Pellander is overseeing the drama for ARD Degeto along with Head of Acquisitions and Co-Productions Sebastian Lückel, with Elisabeth Tangen doing the an identical for NRK. The producers are Odeon Fiction’s Britta Meyermann (Seek City) and Mischa Hofmann (Kitz, Seek City) and the Director of Photography is Ian Blumers (Stralsund, Wolfsland). FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Creative Europe MEDIA of the European Union, the German Motion Relate Fund and the Czech Tax Incentive are supporting the production.

Babylon Berlin commissioner ARD Degeto and NRK were two of the most energetic co-producers of European drama this year. Last month, Closing date revealed NRK had ordered a drama about Leonard Cohen’s relationship with muse Marianne Ihlen from the UK’s Buccaneer Media, Oslo-basically based mostly Redpoint Productions and Canada’s Connect3 Media, as an instance.

ARD Degeto is working on several new dramas, together with mystery thriller collection Oderbruch, which is co-produced by Syrreal Entertainment and CBS Studios. Others reminiscent of Scandinavian collection Blackwater, co-produced with Sweden’s SVT, ITV Studios-owned Apple Tree Productions and Filmpool Nord) are in post-production. 

The agency is a completely owned subsidiary of German public broadcaster ARD, commissioning and producing more than 100 productions of aim films, TV movies and collection each year. It also acquires purposes, with all of its mumble going out on the Das Erste (ARDI) channel and streaming platform Mediathek. 

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