Red Arrow Studios International has inked a deal with Germany’s ZDF for high-stakes crime thriller The Bank Hacker (8 x 50’) and Season One of the landmark factual series The Weekly (30 x 27’).
Produced by De Mensen for VTM (Belgium), The Bank Hacker follows a teenager who joins a team of expert con men and commits a daring bank heist. The Weekly is a ground-breaking new series from The New York Times, bringing the newspaper’s unparalleled journalism and insight to the TV screen. The series is produced by The New York Times and Left/Right, a Red Arrow Studios company, for FX and Hulu (US), and a second season is now in production.
The Weekly has already been licensed to territories including Australia, Spain and Portugal.
Tim Gerhartz, SVP Global Sales, Red Arrow Studios International, said: “We’re delighted ZDF has picked up these premium series. The Bank Hacker is a stylish, character-driven action drama in the tradition of the great heist movies, providing viewers with compelling, escapist entertainment; and The Weekly is an important must-watch factual series, that sees New York Times journalists go behind the headlines to bring viewers closer to the essential stories of our time. We’re confident both shows will resonate strongly with ZDF’s audience.”
The deals were concluded by Tobias Schulze, VP Sales for France and German-speaking territories at Red Arrow Studios International.
About The Bank Hacker
After two years in prison, professional con man Alidor Van Praet needs to rebuild the illegal fortune the police seized from him. When he spots 19-year-old Jeremy Peeter’s hacking skills at a computing convention, he knows this shy teenager is the key to making it happen. Together with Alidor’s expert team, they mastermind a plan that is as ingenious as it is daring: to hijack the digital highway of money transfers that run between banks.
It’s a score that could make them hundreds of millions in cash – but for Jeremy, it’s about more than that. This is his chance to get revenge on the financial system that drove his father to suicide. Soon however, Jeremy begins to realize just how ruthless a criminal Alidor really is – but then Jeremy isn’t quite what he seems either. As the heist unfolds and events take an unexpected turn, who is really in control?
About The Weekly
The Weekly is a landmark new series from The New York Times, bringing the newspaper’s unparalleled journalism and insight to the TV screen. 1,700 journalists. 160 countries. 2,500 stories a week. Each half-hour episode focuses on one of those stories, and a New York Times reporter brings it to life, providing in-depth reporting that will completely change how you see a story.
From investigative journalism to political scoops, to reports from the front line and stories that literally change our culture, ‘The Weekly’ goes beyond US and international news to find the big, signature stories that nobody else is telling, and to reveal the workings of one of the world’s great news organizations.