Cameras have just started rolling in and around Hamburg as production commences on the six-part TV event mini-series (6 x 45’) DARK WOODS (German working title: Das Geheimnis des Totenwaldes), one of the most incredible crimes in post war Germany history. Inspired by the true case of a missing woman in Lower Saxony, the crime drama stars leading actors Matthias Brandt (Babylon Berlin), Karoline Schuch (Hanna’s Journey), August Wittgenstein (Das Boot), Silke Bodenbender (Vater Mutter Mörder) and Nicholas Ofczarek (Pagan Peak).


Directed by Sven Bohse (Ku’damm 56 & 59), and with screenplays written by International Emmy and Grimme Award winner Stefan Kolditz (An die Grenze, Generation War), DARK WOODS is produced by ConradFilm and Bavaria Fiction on behalf of NDR and ARD Degeto for Das Erste. Commissioning editors are Christian Granderath and Sabine Holtgreve (NDR) and Carolin Haasis (ARD Degeto); Maren Knieling (Bavaria Fiction) is the executive producer.