ZDF Enterprises has taken on the worldwide distribution of "Between Two Worlds." The company has partnered with Parsonage Productions to develop “The Bronte Girls.” "Between Two Worlds" was produced by FFP New Media GmbH in co-production with ARD, SWR, Degeto, NDR, WDR. Available in 3×90′ or 6×45′, it was executively produced by Simone Höller and Michael Smeaton. The series achieved a market share of 14.5% and 4.4 million viewers upon broadcasting on 1st December last year on German pubcaster Das Erste.
“The Bronte Girls," initially intended to be a six-part series, is based on the play of the same name by playwright Caroline Kelly Franklin. Franklin will adapt the story for TV together with the director Darcia Martin. The title, executively produced by Harvey Myman, Patty Lenahan Ishimoto, and Patrick Irwin, will be distributed in its entirety by ZDF Enterprises. “Generations have been fascinated by the Brontes, so when the producers presented us with this project about one of the literary world’s most famous families, it immediately grabbed my interest,” Yi Qiao, Director ZDFE.drama, brokered the deal for ZDF Enterprises and said. “‘The Bronte Girls is an exciting production that has all the right ingredients to entertain international audiences.”
Set in the 1950s in a small southwestern German town with a large-scale US military presence, “Between Two Worlds” is a story of friendship between two young women during a time of upheaval. Two young women strive to create lives for themselves during a time of great change caused by the presence of the U.S. Army, putting themselves and their friendship to the test. In their own way, both seize the opportunities of social and cultural change.
The historical drama was nominated for the PRIX EUROPA in the category ‘TV fiction’ and for the Rheingold Audience Award and stars Elisa Schlott, Reomy D. Mpeho, Franziska Brandmeier, Jonas Nay, Dietmar Bär, Anna Schudt, Julia Koschitz, Philippe Brenninkmeyer, Samuel Finzi and others. “The clash of different cultures and the defense of a free society is more topical than ever. Racism and anti-Semitism, emancipation and civil rights, tradition versus new beginnings - many of the conflicts that were fought back then are far from over today," Sebastian Krekeler, Director ZDFE.drama, ZDF Enterprises, said. "Between Two Worlds'' is entertaining and at the same time provokes thought about issues that still concern us today."
"The Bronte Girls" is a fictional story of the last summer Reverend Bronte’s three daughters spent together as teenagers. With the initial series set to be a six-parter, the drama is based on the play of the same name by playwright Caroline Kelly Franklin. Franklin will adapt the story for TV together with the director Darcia Martin. In 1835 in the village of Haworth, England, Reverend Bronte’s three daughters, Charlotte (19), Emily (17), and 15-year-old Anne, spent their last summer together as teenagers.