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Great comeback for “Red Bracelets”


Dec 08 2016

Munich, 08 December 2016. The second season of the German version of the hit format Red Bracelets has returned with a bang. The comeback of the exceptional hospital series on private broadcaster VOX was watched by up to 18,8% in the younger target group (age 14-49). Red Bracelets more than doubled the channel’s average market share, with the ratings even increasing throughout the broadcast of all ten episodes. Last fall, the remake of the Spanish mega-hit “Polseres Vermelles”, a brand new approach to traditional medical drama series, had already been an unexpected success in Germany. Bantry Bay, one of Beta Film’s subsidiaries, produced Red Bracelets (20xone hour), Beta Film had licensed the format rights and holds the international distribution rights for the German version. The Catalan original “Polseres Vermelles” (TV3 Televisió de Catalunya) won last year the International Emmy Kids Award for Best Series, the German remake snapped the German TV Award among others.

“Polseres Vermelles”, created by Albert Espinosa and Pau Freixas and produced by Filmax, depicts the lives and whereabouts of six children between twelve and 17 years, seriously ill, who live together as patients and form a club to simply survive – the name of the club is based on the red name tags one gets before an operation. Bantry Bay’s Gerda Müller, Jan Kromschröder and VOX’ Bernd Reichart developed the story of the second season together with the multiple awarded writer-team Arne Nolting/Jan Martin Scharf (“The Valley”) in close cooperation with Espinosa, picking up right after the first season’s finale. The kids need to get along with the death of one of their pals, who didn´t survive an heart operation. In the meantime, some of them are allowed to leave the hospital, putting their friendship to the test.

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