Inspired by a real criminal case, which has remained unsolved for nearly thirty years, DARK WOODS portrays a brother’s increasingly desperate search for his sister and the continued deep distress her loss causes her family. Wolfgang Sielaff – the brother of the real missing woman who inspired this event series and former Head of the Hamburg State Office of Criminal Investigation and police chief in Hamburg – and Reinhard Chedor (also former Head of the Hamburg State Office of Criminal Investigation) will assist the production as consultants. With shooting ending on November 6th, the event mini-series is set to premiere in the second half of 2020 on Das Erste.

Global Screen will handle international distribution.