FM enters Hitlerland

FremantleMedia is best known around the world as the producer of television formats including Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor.

In many territories around the world, including Germany and Australia, it is also behind a number of local dramas, such as Neighbours down under, while the recently rebranded Fremantle UK (formerly Talkback Thames) currently produces daytime factual/drama hybrid Crime Stories for UK broadcaster ITV.

More recently, it has been pushing further into landmark scripted series alongside its commercial unit FremantleMedia Enterprises with comedy Wedding Band for US cable network TBS and crime drama Hit & Miss for Sky Atlantic in the UK.

Now it is working on a dramatisation of Andrew Nagorski’s non-fiction book Hitlerland with writer/producer Marshall Herskovitz.

The unnamed project is set in Berlin during the 1920s and 1930s, a city at the forefront of literature, art and science that was about to collide with Adolf Hitler’s rise to power.

It comes after German production company TeamWorx and Beta Film announced plans earlier this year to adapt Thomas Weber’s biography Hitler’s First World war as an eight-part English language drama chronicling Hitler’s life from World War One to his death in 1945.

Source: Fremantle