ZDF Enterprises secures deals for several titles across Asia

The list of Swedish and Russian drama series includes "Agatha Christie’s Hjerson," "Sherlock: The Russian Chronicles," and "Top Dog," sold to AXN Mystery, Wowow, and Reeva Films.

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ZDF Enterprises recently deals various deals with Asian broadcasters for a range of Russian and Swedish dramas.  “It is our goal to further strengthen our presence in the Asian market in the new year. I am confident that other recent highlights from our drama catalogue, such as Stories to stay awake, Between two worlds, 'White Night,' will also find a home in this highly interesting  market," Yuliya Fischer, Director ZDFE.drama at ZDF Enterprises, brokered the deals, said.

The titles include new series "Agatha Christie’s Hjerson," "Sherlock: The Russian Chronicles," and "Top Dog."  Japan’s AXN Mystery secured the exclusive pay-tv rights of Agatha Christie’s Hjerson, while long-time Japanese partner Japanese client WOWOW bought the exclusive Pay-TV rights for "Top Dog," which was produced by Filmlance for Swedish TV4 and German ZDF. Reeva Films India signed an acquisition agreement for the exclusive VOD rights of Sherlock: The Russian Chronicles.

"Agatha Christie’s Hjerson" serves as the first-ever adaptation based on the fictional detective of Agatha Christie’s fictional writer Ariadne Oliver. The eight-part meta contemporary spinoff produced by BR•F, TV4/C MORE, ZDF, Agatha Christie Ltd. and Nadcon Film, covers the story of Sven Hjerson, a once renowned criminal profiler who suddenly chose to retire from the spotlight, and Klara Sandberg, a trash TV producer who wants to reset her career with a true crime show that stars him. Together, they start to solve various murder mysteries. 

 From the acclaimed producers of BRON (a.k.a. The Bridge), "Top Dog" focuses primarily on the clash between Stockholm business attorney Emily Jansson and Södertälje ex-con Teddy Maksumic. Emily is an aspiring "Top Dog" who wants to make her way up in the firm. Teddy has recently become an Underdog and wants to get out of the mafia. "Sherlock: The Russian Chronicles," co-produced with Sreda, is set in 19th Century St. Petersburg, showcasing Sherlock Holmes as he attempts to track down the serial killer Jack the Ripper, who has fled to Russia. The series gives a Russian spin to the stories of the world's most famous investigator.

It is our goal to further strengthen our presence in the Asian market in the new year. I am confident that other recent highlights from our drama catalogue, such as Stories to stay awake, Between two worlds, 'White Night,' will also find a home in this highly interesting  market.” Yuliya Fischer Director ZDFE.drama, ZDF Enterprises