Berlin Fest: 'The Looming Tower,' 'The Terror' Among Series Highlights

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The festival's lineup of high-end TV series will also include Australian drama 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' and hotly anticipated German show 'Bad Banks.'

Hulu's 9/11 drama The Looming Tower, from Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney, and AMC's anthology series The Terror, featuring Mad Men and The Crown star Jared Harris, have been picked for Berlinale Series, the showcase of high-end TV series that runs alongside the Berlin International Film Festival.

The Terror, based on the 2007 best-selling novel of the same name by Dan Simmons, will have its world premiere in Berlinale, while The Looming Tower, which bows on Amazon outside North America, will celebrate its international premiere. 

Also in the lineup are critically acclaimed Australian series Picnic at Hanging Rock, starring Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer; German drama Bad Banks, from director Christian Schwochow; Norwegian drama Home Ground; and Liberty, a Danish series from Asger Leth featuring Wonder Woman actress Connie Nielsen.

The Berlinale Series screenings will take place at the city's Zoo Palast. The Berlin festival is set to run Feb. 15-25.