Deutschland 83 wins best drama prize

Cold War drama Deutschland 83 has been named Best World Drama at the annual Séries Mania festival.

Deutschland 83

Deutschland 83

The series, produced by UFA Fiction for Germany’s RTL, follows Martin Rauch (Jonas Nay) as a 24-year-old East Germany native pulled from the world as he knows it and sent to the West as an undercover spy for the Stasi foreign service.

The German-language drama is due to premiere in the US on SundanceTV on June 17, with other deals sending it to Canal+ in France, SVT in Sweden, NRK in Norway, DR in Denmark, YLE in Finland, and RUV in Iceland.

The series was created by Anna Winger and Joerg Winger, and is executive produced by UFA Fiction’s Joerg Winger and Nico Hofmann.

Deutschland 83 is distributed worldwide by FremantleMedia International.