Fremantle today announces that the high-end TV series adaption, We Children from Bahnhof Zoo, will launch in over 40 countries and territories worldwide following a raft of sales, including a global deal with Amazon Prime Video.
The Constantin Television / Amazon Studios production, co-produced by Wilma Film (Czech Republic) and Cattleya (Italy), will be available on Prime Video in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain and Benelux from April 9th. Prime members in Italy can look forward to the launch of the series on May 7th. Following a number of further deals by Fremantle, several other international partners including HBO Europe, Viaplay and Nordic Entertainment Group (Poland and Baltics), Cosmote TV (Greece), More TV (Russia and CIS) and bluTV (Turkey) have also boarded the series.
We Children from Bahnhof Zoo is a broader, serial re-imagining of the best-selling autobiography Christiane F. that also inspired the cult film of the same name. The book has sold five million copies worldwide in more than 20 languages. Christiane, Stella, Babsi, Axel, Michi and Benno find each other in the intoxicating clubs and underground parties of Berlin. They are strong, courageous and living wildly in 'paradise' – one that initially appears to be a riot of colour and excitement. As the group's bond intensifies, they hedonistically chase the next thrill, navigating their way through euphoric highs and dark, dangerous lows. While their lives and relationships expand and unravel, their individual traumas drag them into a tailspin, some of whom will never escape.
Created by Philipp Kadelbach, Annette Hess, Sophie von Uslar and Oliver Berben, We Children from Bahnhof Zoo is directed by International Emmy Award winner Philipp Kadelbach (SS-GB, Perfume, Generation War) and produced by Oliver Berben (The Typist, Perfume, Shadowhunters) and Sophie von Uslar (NSU: German History X, Tannbach – Line of Separation) for Constantin Television with Annette Hess (Weissensee, Ku’damm 56,) as Head Writer and Creative Producer.
A soundtrack made in collaboration with the David Bowie Estate accompanies the series, created by Robert Koch and Michael Kadelbach.
Jens Richter, CEO, Fremantle Media International said: “Christiane F.’s story has been told all over the world, achieving cult status. We are delighted to partner with Amazon Prime Video to bring this re-imagined and timeless version of the story to audiences across the world. Showcasing an astonishing cast of fresh talent as they take viewers on a blistering coming-of-age journey, this cross-generational series speaks to both fans of the original, as well as a new generation on issues including friendship, love, heartbreak and trauma.”
We Children from Bahnhof Zoo was financed by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (MBB), Filmfernsehfonds Bayern (FFF), Creative Europe-Media Programme of the European Union, German Motion Picture Fund (GMPF) and the Film Incentive Programme of the Czech State Fund for the Support and Development of Czech Cinematography.
Following the launch in German speaking territories in February the series has enjoyed critical acclaim, with The Hollywood Reporter describing it as ‘One of the hottest new television series’