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November 2018

New series M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder (M – A City Searches for a Murderer) to air in Germany exclusively on TV Now 

Next year in Germany the drama series M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder (M – A City Searches for a Murderer) will initially air exclusively on the video-on-demand (VoD) platform TV Now. So the remake of Fritz Lang’s film classic, M, directed by David Schalko and co-produced with the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) and Superfilm will be a TV Now original. An international star cast featuring Sophie Rois, Verena Altenberger, Moritz Bleibtreu, Lars Eidinger, Bela B. and Udo Kier will make M – A City Searches for a Murderer a unique experience for viewers of the series.

Although the series was originally planned to air on the pay-TV channel RTL Crime, it will now first be shown exclusively on TV Now. TV Now and RTL Crime are both run by Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, which, by broadcasting the series on TV Now, is taking account of the mounting popularity of its VoD offering by including attractive local content there. Based on the eponymous 1931 film classic by Fritz Lang, which still ranks today as one of the most important works in motion picture history, six one-hour episodes will tell the story of a city facing a series of child murders and their impact on the various classes of society.

Moritz Pohl, Head of VoD-Content at RTL Deutschland Mediengruppe and responsible for TV Now: “We’re expanding TV Now into a full-service, stand-alone VoD offering a focus on local productions. Fritz Lang’s movie M – A City Searches for a Murderer by Fritz Lang is considered a masterpiece of film history. So we’re thrilled to be able to offer the remake, directed by the exceptionally talented David Schalko, exclusively in Germany on TV Now.”


Moritz Pohl @rbb, Gundula Krause

Klaus Holtmann, Head of Pay-TV Channels at Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland and Executive Producer of the series adds: “The film’s development into a series by the outstanding director and writer David Schalko and a top-notch cast will provide the ultimate in high-level entertainment. We’re happy to offer all fans of TV series in Germany the chance to download M – A City Searches for a Murderer next year, and thereby guarantee the series high exposure.


Klaus Holtmann @MG RTL D / Stefan Gregorowius

Offering exclusive local content like M – A City Searches for a Murderer constitutes an important pillar for the relaunch of TV Now. In plans unveiled this summer to develop TV Now, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland had already announced another exclusive in-house production, namely the reality show Temptation Island – Versuchung in Paradies (Temptation Island – Temptation in Paradise). M – A City Searches for a Murderer will also subsequently be shown on the pay-TV channel RTL Crime.

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