Filming has begun on an adaptation of Elizabeth Herrmann’s novel Die siebte Stunde (aka The Seventh Hour).
ZDF in Germany has ordered the TV movie, which sees Jan Josef Liefers return as Berlin lawyer and artist Joachim Vernau.
The story sees Vernau receive an offer to prepare high school students for law school, but does not know a girl from his class recently committed suicide.
It is produced for ZDF by Network Movie Film und Fernsehproduktion. The producers are Jutta Lieck–Klenke and Dietrich Kluge.
Filming will take place in Berlin until February 26. A broadcast date has not been set.
This is the fourth TV movie staring Liefers in adaptations of Herrmann’s novels, following Das Kindermädchen (The Nanny), Die letzte Instanz (The Last Instant), and Der Mann ohne Schatten (The Man without a Shadow).