London – FremantleMedia International announced a prestigious Séries Mania award win for its inspired Cold War drama, Deutschland 83. The UFA Fiction produced series beat off stiff competition to win the Best World Drama award at the sixth edition of the annual Séries Mania festival.

Jens Richter, CEO of FremantleMedia International said, “We’re all incredibly proud of Deutschland 83’s achievements so far and hope that there will be many more wins in the future. To have pre-sold the series into a number of key territories, and now to have won a respected Series Mania award, simply further strengthens the confidence that we have in the title. We hope to get Deutschland 83 to a screen near you very soon.”

Deutschland 83 is set to premiere on SundanceTV in the U.S. on 17 June and will become the first German-language drama to have ever aired on a major U.S. network. Further to the U.S. deal, the series has pre-sold to multiple networks across Europe including Canal+ (France), SVT (Sweden), NRK (Norway), DR (Denmark), YLE (Finland) and RUV (Iceland).