ZDF Enterprises sells major drama package to Finland’s YLE

ZDF Enterprises sells major drama package to Finland’s YLE
ZDF Enterprises has concluded a deal for a range of dramas with Finland’s public broadcaster, YLE. The titles include new series Freud and Ottilie von Faber-Castell and returners such as Disappeared - The M.P.U. Yi Qiao, Director ZDFE.drama at ZDF Enterprises, brokered the deal.

Katja Karasvaara, Acquisition Executive at Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE: “ Yle is very happy about this deal, which brings the Finnish audience both new cutting-edge drama as well as familiar and very much loved returning series.“

Robert Franke, VP ZDFE.drama, commented: “We have a well established relationship with YLE, who have premiered many of our dramas, with Freud being the latest to have its first run on their channel.”

From the esteemed producers behind A Fortunate Man, Das Boot and 4 Blocks, Freud (8 x 45’) is a modern crime thriller that follows the revolutionary young psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud investigate several gruesome murders. Other new dramas included in the deal are Ottilie von Faber-Castell (2 x 90’), a TV movie about a brilliant, young German woman navigating the pitfalls of 19th century business, family and forbidden love, and Zarah - Wild Times (6 x 45’), the story of an ambitious journalist and her part in the women’s liberation movement of the early 1970s.

Returning series making their way over to Finland are popular crime dramas, The Prosecutor (6 x 60’ + 1 x 90‘), Disappeared - The M.P.U. (13 x 45’), and The Old Fox (8 x 60’), one of Germany’s longest running shows having been on air for over 30 years.
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