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Deutsche Telekom’s Magenta TV joins ZDFneo and Beta Film on Christian Schwochow’s Sci-Fi Series “Children of Mars” (WT)

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Dec 03 2019

Munich, 3nd December 2019. Deutsche Telekom's Magenta TV has boarded the NEUESUPER high-end science fiction series Children of Mars (WT), the latest project of The Crown-director Christian Schwochow. Magenta TV joins public broadcaster ZDFneo as co-producer of the six-part series, which is currently in development.

Set in a near future, Children of Mars sees an eccentric social media tycoon setting up the first manned mission to the Red Planet. His goal nothing less than laying the foundations for the future of humanity. To beat his competitors to the punch, he designs the mission as a one-way trip for the 13 astronauts, including himself. But as the crew arrives on Mars, they have to face the fact that someone got there long before them.

Christian Schwochow is one of the most renowned and acclaimed German directors who was honored with numerous national and international awards and nominations, among others for NSU – German History X, the audience hit Bad Banks and The Tower. Executive Producers for NEUESUPER (8 Days) are Simon Amberger, Korbinian Dufter and Rafael Parente. Beta Film is international partner and distributor.