Munich-based Bavaria Film has purchased film rights to all 38 novels by German bestselling author Utta Danella and plans to adapt two to three of them a year as TV movies.

The deal continues Bavaria's association with the popular author, which began recently with the Bavaria/Artus-Film co-production The Black Mirror (Der Schwarze Spiegel). German broadcaster ARD plans to air the production in November.

Danella's novels have sold 70 million copies to date, making her the fourth best-selling author worldwide. Details about the deal, which was negotiated by Bea Schmidt, head of development for Bavaria Film, were not available.