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Spy Drama Davos goes to Mediaset, ORF and MTV Hungary

Spy Drama Davos goes to Mediaset, ORF and MTV Hungary
Global Screen, a Telepool brand, announces pre-sales for spy drama Davos 1917 to Mediaset – Italy, MTV – Hungary and ORF - Austria.
The 6 x 45’ series launches on the 17th and 20th December on SRF Switzerland and ARD Germany respectively.

Inspired by real events that occurred in the early days of the European Secret Services, Davos 1917 boasts a stellar cast headed by Dominique Devenport (Sisi), David Kross (The Reader), Jeanette Hain (Never Look Away), Max Herbrechter (Rauhnächte), Sunnyi Melles (Triangle of Sadness) and Stipe Erceg (Vienna Blood).

1917 – the First World War is ravaging Europe. By contrast, Switzerland seems like an oasis of peace. But behind the scenes of neutral Switzerland, the secret agents of the world powers are lurking in Davos, where a young woman searches for self-determination and does everything she can to win back her daughter taken away from her at birth.

Created in German and Swiss-German with English subtitles and dubbed in French and Italian, Davos 1917 is produced by Contrast Film (Ivan Madeo, Stefan Eichberger, Urs Frey), Letterbox Filmproduktion (Lisa Arndt, Andreas Knoblauch), Amalia Film, SRF and ARD Degeto. Directed by Jan-Erick Mack, Anca Miruna Lăzărescu, Christian Theede. Headwriter: Adrian Illien, Co-Writer: Thomas Hess, Julia Penner,Michael Sauter. DOP: Tobias Dengler, Timon Schäppi.

Brianne Bonney, Head of TV Sales, comments: “We are excited to announce these significant pre-sales ahead of the official launch of Davos 1917. The series is a wonderfully lavish and captivating drama which revolves around a strong and courageous heroine who is embroiled in a world dominated by ambiguity and power games. We are delighted to be able to offer such an inspiring drama to broadcasters and viewers around the world.”

The historical espionage series Davos 1917 shines the spotlight on this spa town: inspired by true events, the series tells the fictional story of an extraordinary woman in the midst of a patriarchal world who develops into an important player in the espionage network. At the center of the story is the Swiss nurse Johanna Gabathuler (Devenport). After her Red Cross mission on the Western Front, she returns pregnant to her hometown of Davos, where her family runs the "Cronwald" sanatorium. Along with patients from different social classes, they also accommodate wealthy and influential guests from all over Europe. Johanna unexpectedly gets caught between the fronts of the spies operating in Davos, who are secretly observing the powerful decision-makers. In order to win back her illegitimate daughter, she gets involved in a dangerous game with the German Secret Service – and suddenly becomes the decisive tip of the scales.

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