Netflix has picked up German Cold War drama The Same Sky for multiple countries, including all English-speaking territories worldwide.
Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall), The Same Sky follows a East German ‘Romeo’ agent tasked with seducing an older woman in West Berlin with access to top-secret U.S. security information.
Tom Schilling (Generation War) stars as the idealistic agent, and Swedish actress Sofia Helin (The Bridge) plays his unwitting target. Friederike Becht and Ben Becker co-star.
Created by British writer Paula Milne (The Virgin Queen), The Same Sky intertwines the political history of the Cold War with the fate of a family divided, like their country, between East and West.
Produced by German public broadcaster ZDF, together with Ufa Fiction and Beta Film, The Same Sky will go out on free-to-air networks across most of Europe.
Beta, which is also selling the series worldwide, said it has closed deals with France 3 and French platform SFR, Italy’s Rai, VRT in Belgium and Iceland’s RUV. Beta pre-sold the series to Scandinavia’s main public broadcasters — SVT in Sweden, Denmark’s DR, NRK in Norway and Finland’s YLE — earlier this year.