Adapted from Frank Schätzing’s bestselling novel, the series unfolds a story of escalating disasters emerging from the world’s oceans.
Amazon Prime Video has acquired the streaming rights for the ecological thriller series, The Swarm, for subscribers in sub-Saharan territories.
Directed by Barbara Eder, Luke Watson, and Philipp Stölzl, the series boasts an ensemble cast featuring Alexander Karim, Cécile de France, Leonie Benesch, Barbara Sukowa, and Takuya Kimura. Frank Doelger produced the series through his production company Intaglio Films, in collaboration with Eric Welbers, Marc Huffam, and Ute Leonhardt.
The deal with Amazon Prime Video was brokered by Yuliya Fischer, director of drama at ZDF Studios.
This limited series, adapted from Frank Schätzing’s international bestseller, delves into a tale of escalating global disasters originating from the world’s oceans. As scientists worldwide race to uncover the cause behind these cataclysms, it becomes increasingly evident that a greater force is at work: an intelligent life form residing in the depths of the ocean, manipulating all life beneath the surface.
Worldwide distribution for the eight-hour limited series The Swarm is being handled by ZDF Studios and Beta Film, with the series already securing distribution across most of Europe and Asia. In the United States, the CW has secured the rights to broadcast the series.
The Swarm has garnered popularity in Germany, where it originated, achieving approximately 10m views per episode on linear TV and online catch-up platforms.
Produced by Schwarm TV Productions GmbH & Co KG, a joint venture between Intaglio Films and ndF IP for ZDF, the series also involves collaboration with France Télévisions, Rai Fiction, Viaplay Group, Hulu Japan, ORF, SRF, and co-productions with Bravado Fiction and Beside Production, in cooperation with ATHOS KG.