Bonn – Deutsche Telekom has commissioned its first original series for new TV platform EntertainTV. Germanized, a ten-part half-hour comedy series, stars Christoph Maria Herbst (Stromberg) and Roxane Duran (The White Ribbon). Coproduced by Bavaria Fernsehproduktion and Telfrance (Newen Group), shooting will start in spring 2018 in France for a Q4 2018 premiere.
The light-hearted, culture clash comedy of 200 Germans ‘invading’ a picturesque but bankrupt Basque village has been devised and written by teams of leading creatives from both France and Germany. Franck Magnier and Alexandre Charlot (Les Guignols de L’Info; Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis), the French co-creators and Head Writers of Germanized, are working alongside co-creator and writer Thomas Rogel, who writes the ZDF political satire Heute Show, and Stromberg producer, Peter Güde, from Germany.
Germanized is co-produced by Bavaria Fernsehproduktion’s Moritz Polter, Executive Producer International Series, Oliver Vogel, Chief Creative Officer, and Peter Güde and Telfrance’s (Newen Group) Sandra Ouaiss, Head of International Coproduction and Executive Producer at Newen.