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Leading European distributor Global Screen, part of Telepool, has secured further international sales of high-end drama “Davos 1917” at MipTV. New acquisitions of the six-part thriller include SBS Australia, TVP in Poland and Big Tree Entertainment in India and the subcontinent.

“Davos 1917,” which launched at the end of last year on SRF in Switzerland and ARD in Germany, has already been bought by a strong lineup of premium international broadcasters and streamers across North America, Europe and Asia.

Inspired by real events that occurred in the early days of the European secret services, “Davos 1917” boasts a stellar cast headed by Dominique Devenport (“Sisi”), David Kross (“The Reader”), Jeanette Hain (“Never Look Away”), Max Herbrechter (“Rauhnächte”), Sunnyi Melles (“Triangle of Sadness”) and Stipe Erceg (“Vienna Blood”).

The show is set in 1917 as World War I is ravaging Europe. By contrast, Switzerland seems like an oasis of peace. But behind the scenes of neutral Switzerland, the secret agents of the world powers are lurking in Davos. Here, a young woman searches for self-determination and does everything she can to win back her daughter, who was taken away from her at birth.

“Davos 1917” is produced in German and Swiss-German with English subtitles, and dubbed in French and Italian.

The show is directed by Jan-Eric Mack, Anca Miruna Lăzărescu and Christian Theede. The creator and headwriter is Adrian Illien. The co-writer is Thomas Hess, Julia Penner and Michael Sauter. The DOPs are Tobias Dengler and Timon Schäppi.

It is produced by Contrast Film (Ivan Madeo, Stefan Eichenberger, Urs Frey), Letterbox Filmproduktion (Lisa Arndt, Andreas Knoblauch), Amalia Film, SRF and ARD Degeto. The executive producer is Marco Mehlitz.

Brianne Bonney, Global Screen’s head of TV sales, said: “Set against the unparalleled scenery of the Alps, ‘Davos 1917’ reveals the exciting and sensational story of secret and complex espionage activity taking place during World War I in Europe. We are delighted to see this epic thriller travel to such strong broadcasters around the world on so many continents.”

Haidee Ireland, channel manager at SBS On Demand and SBS World Movies, added: “We are so excited for ‘Davos 1917’ to join our offering of world class cinema on SBS On Demand. Our audiences love historical dramas with a thrilling edge, and we are sure they will be seduced by the impressive scale of the production, evocative setting of wartime Switzerland and the thrilling tale of espionage that unfolds.”



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