London – FremantleMedia International has completed a deal with BBC Four for the German drama Reformation. The 2 x 120’ drama will air alongside a number of factual programmes marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Reformation, is the story of Martin Luther, the visionary reformer and one of the most important religious figures in history.
500 years ago a revolutionary priest changed the face of Christendom and the path of European civilization forever. Risking his life, academic reputation, facing damnation and purgatory in 1517, he pinned his inflammatory 95 Theses to the church door in the Catholic Church and the Western World would never be the same again. His name was Martin Luther.
Jamie Lynn, EVP, Head of Sales & Distribution, EMEA for FremantleMedia International said, “This compelling drama is a stunning portrayal of the brave Martin Luther whose actions 500 years ago at the time of the Reformation have reverberated throughout time and still influence today’s society. Reformation is beautifully shot piece of drama with a strong cast that bring the story of the revolution that changed the world to life.”
Produced by UFA Fiction for ZDF, Reformation stars Maximilian Brückner as Martin Luther. The series was written by Stefan Dähnert and Marianne Wendt, directed by Uwe Janson and its Creative Producer is Martin Bromber. Executive producers on the series are Benjamin Benedict and Joachim Kosack. The series is distributed internationally by FremantleMedia International and will be broadcast later this year on ZDF and BBC Four.