BABYLON BERLIN & 54 HOURS win big at the Seoul International Drama Awards 2018
Seoul, September 4, 2018. Beta Film's BABYLON BERLIN and 54 HOURS won no less than three main awards last night at the Seoul International Drama Awards gala. After being honored with the renowned Magnolia Award in Shanghai earlier this year, BABYLON BERLIN is celebrating its next huge success in Asia; The drama series by X Filme Creative Pool, ARD Degeto, Sky Germany and Beta Film has been honored for its “well-written storyline and stunning visuals” with the main award, the "Grand Prize" for Best Drama. The third season of BABYLON BERLIN has recently been confirmed by all partners.
54 HOURS brings two awards back to Germany. The limited series produced by Regina Ziegler for ARD Degeto has been awarded with the "Golden Bird" as the Best TV Movie in Seoul while Kilian Riedhof received the prize for Best Director in the TV Movie category. Germany’s biggest tabloid BILD already praised 54 HOURS as a "masterpiece! One of the best German mini-series of the last few years.” The production is currently available on AMC’s Sundance Now in the US and will celebrate its UK premiere on BBC Four soon.
Based on the novel "Der nasse Fisch" by Volker Kutscher, BABYLON BERLIN portrays the world's most exciting city in the Roaring Twenties between drugs and politics, murder and art, emancipation and extremism. Vogue called the event series the "most bingeable new drama since The Crown." Written and directed by Tom Tykwer, Henk Handloegten and Achim von Borries, the show will be presented this fall on ARD as well as several linear broadcasters worldwide.
Based on the true events of the 1988 Gladbeck hostage crisis, 54 HOURS marks one of the biggest crimes in postwar German history. It started as a bank robbery and turned into a human tragedy and a police and media fiasco. The show received extraordinary ratings in the younger target group on public broadcaster ARD.