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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

M-Net goes Berlin, snaps up the rights for South Africa and Africa of sumptuous German period drama, Babylon Berlin, the most expensive non-English TV drama made to date.


M-Net (DStv 101) has snapped up the broadcasting rights to Babylon Berlin for South Africa and the rest of Africa.

M-Net also acquired the Danish relationship drama, Ride Upon the Storm, from StudioCanal.

Babylon Berlin, the most expensive non-English TV drama made to date, is based on Volker Kutcher's novels and is set during 1929.

The German period drama, distributed by Beta Films, follows a young police inspector Gereon Rath (Volker Bruch) who's been transferred from Cologne to Berlin to solve a case and who quickly finds himself caught up in a web of corruption, organised crime and political extremism.

The aspiring police inspector Charlotte Ritter (Liv Lisa Fries) tries to help him while as a feminist she has dreams of becoming the first female homicide detective in the history of the Berlin Police force.

Babylon Berlin has two seasons spanning 16 episodes.