MIPTV: Germany's Tele Munchen Group Takes Syfy's 'Olympus'
Herbert Kloiber's Tele Munchen Group has secured all German-speaking rights to Olympus, the new mythological drama series from the team behind Alice and Neverland.
Syfy just put in a 13-episode first season order for Olympus, with production set to start this summer in Vancouver and London.
The deal between TMG and produder Great Point Media gives the German group all rights in German-speaking Europe for the first and all subsequent seasons of Olympus.
Olympus centers on how a few brave men and women banished the gods to the realm of the unconscious, a place they called the Underworld, or the Kingdom of Hades. The series follows Hero on his journey as he transforms from a fresh-faced and raw young man through the dramatic experiences of betrayal, love, disappointment, empowerment and exile, emerging as a ruthless leader of men and a match for the gods themselves.
Nick Willing (Tinman, Alice, Neverland) will write and direct the first episode. Robert Halmi Sr. (The Odyssey, Gulliver's Travels), Robert Halmi Jr., Jim Reeve, Matthew O'Connor and Lisa Richardson will serve as executive producers. Reunion Pictures and London's Olympus TV are producing in association with Great Point Media.
Olympus will premiere on Syfy in the U.S. next year.