Seven million linear viewers flock to primetime winner “The Swarm” on ZDF
The Swarm, which was celebrated by international media as “Jaws rejigged for a generation of Greta Thunbergs” (Variety), will open throughout Europe and internationally within the following months. The highly anticipated series, produced by multiple Primetime Emmy® award winner and Game of Thrones-Executive Producer Frank Doelger and ndF IP’s Managing Director Eric Welbers is one of Europe’s biggest TV projects, based on Frank Schätzing’s international bestseller, published around the globe and translated into 27 languages.
Starring Alexander Karim (The Lawyer), Cécile de France (The New Pope), Leonie Benesch (Babylon Berlin, The Crown), Barbara Sukowa (Hannah Arendt), and Takuya Kimura (2046, I Come With The Rain), The Swarm chronicles the struggle of humankind against an unknown enemy that lives in the depths of the sea. When the reckless treatment of the oceans threatens the natural habitat of this mysterious collective, it strikes back.
The eight-hour series is produced by Schwarm TV Productions GmbH & Co KG, a joint venture between Intaglio Films and ndF IP for ZDF, France Télévisions, Rai Fiction, Viaplay Group, Hulu Japan, ORF, SRF, in co-production with Bravado Fiction and Beside Production, in co-operation with ATHOS KG. Beta Film and ZDF Studios are handling world sales.
Source online data: AGF in cooperation with Nielsen, census data
Source linear data: AGF in cooperation with GfK / VIDEOSCOPE 1.4