Das Erste remakes The Little Mermaid

German public broadcaster ARD/Das Erste is remaking classic fairytale story The Little Mermaid (aka Die kleine Meerjungfrau).

This new version retells Hans Christian Andersen’s story of a little mermaid who saves a prince from certain death and fall in love him, but to be with him she must leave her father and sisters and her life at the bottom of the sea.

It is produced by Die Kinderfilm and Ingelore King, based on a screenplay by Bettine von Borries.

Filming is due to begin on June 4 and it will air this Christmas.

Source: Das Erste / Presseportal