Comcast-owned Sky’s manufacturing arm Sky Studios, ViacomCBS’ CBS Studios and Amusement Park Movie have unveiled plans for a six-part drama thriller collection, created by Michal Aviram (Fauda), with the working title Munich Match.
The present is about 50 years after the Munich Bloodbath, the terrorist assault on the Israeli Olympic crew in 1972. “It’s now 2022, and on the anniversary of the assault, Munich is internet hosting a ‘pleasant’ soccer recreation between an Israeli and a German (soccer) membership,” in line with a present abstract. “Tensions and nerves are working excessive, with the political stakes even greater because the eyes of the world watch on. Every thing is being carried out to make the match a secure and peaceable occasion. However when issues begin to crumble, it appears historical past is likely to be repeating yet again.”
A extra detailed plot description added: “When Oren Simon, a Mossad agent stationed in Berlin, intercepts a message in a dark-net discussion board seven days earlier than the match that suggests an assault on the Israeli crew, the German authorities are alerted instantly. Michael Hahn (from the Federal Legal Police Workplace) orders Maria Köhler, a German officer with Lebanese roots and in-depth information of the Islamist scene, to work with Oren, opposite to official protocol. The times main as much as the match are charged with stress as Oren and Maria attempt to forestall historical past repeating itself.”
Scheduled to start principal filming in Germany this month, the unique collection will air throughout all Sky territories, together with the U.Okay., Eire, Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Aviram wrote the scripts along with Martin Behnke (Berlin Alexanderplatz). Philipp Kadelbach (Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo, Parfum) is directing. Daniel Brühl, Amelie von Kienlin, Malte Grunert from Amusement Park Movie, Frank Jastfelder and Julia Jaensch from Sky Studios, Meghan Lyvers from CBS Studios, Aviram and Kadelbach will function govt producers. Martin Behnke will probably be co-executive producer.
“When Israeli writer Michal Aviram first informed us about her concept for Munich Match, we had been instantly fascinated,” stated von Kienlin. “This contemporary multinational thriller isn’t solely deeply rooted in Germany’s traumatic historical past, but in addition fulfills Amusement Park Movie’s ambition to inform tales which might be related and enchantment to a world viewers on the identical time. We’re additionally followers of political thrillers, a style with huge potential that we really feel has been uncared for in German programming to date.”
Amusement Park Movie (A Most Needed Man, The Aftermath), was based in 2009 by Grunert and is managed by him and von Kienlin. Klaus Dohle, and since 2015 Brühl, are companions. Sky Studios has been boosting its output.
ViacomCBS International Distribution Group will distribute the collection outdoors of German-speaking territories, the U.Okay. and Italy.