Six series from Denmark, Britain, Israel, Australia and the US populate the line-up.

The Night Manager

The six titles that will be shown in the 2016 Berlinale Special Series, the television offshoot of the Berlin Film Festival’s (Feb 11-21) Specials programme, have been revealed.

Amongst the line-up is Susanne Bier’s adaptation of John Le Carre’s spy thriller The Night Manager [pictured], which stars Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman, Elizabeth Debicki and Tom Hollander and will be broadcast by the BBC in the UK and AMC in the USA.

SJ Clarkson’s Love, Nina, which has a script from Nick Hornby, is also on the list. The comedic miniseries stars Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Watkins, Joshua McGuire and 2015 Screen Star of Tomorrow Faye Marsay. The BBC will broadcast the series in the UK.

Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul will have the international premiere of its second series at the festival.

Berlinale Special Series 2016:

Better Call Saul – Season 2


Showrunners: Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould (Breaking Bad – series)

With Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, Ed Begley Jr.

Broadcaster: AMC, Netflix

International Premiere


Australia / New Zealand

Original Concept: Ryan Griffen

Directed by Wayne Blair (The Sapphires), Leah Purcell

With Iain Glen, Frances O’Connor, Deborah Mailman, Hunter Page-Lochard, Rob Collins, Stef Dawson, Ryan Corr, Tasma Walton

Broadcaster: ABC (Australia), SundanceTV (USA)

World Premiere

Love, Nina

United Kingdom

Directed by SJ Clarkson (Jessica Jones - series)

Writer: Nick Hornby

With Faye Marsay, Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Watkins, Joshua McGuire

Broadcaster: BBC

World Premiere

The Night Manager

United Kingdom / Spain

Directed by Susanne Bier (In a Better World)

Written by David Farr, based on the novel by John le Carré

With Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman, Elizabeth Debicki, Tom Hollander

Broadcaster: BBC (United Kingdom), AMC (USA)

World Premiere

Splitting Up Together


Creator: Mette Heeno (Park Road – series)

Directed by Hella Joof

With Maria Rossing, Peter Plaugborg, Stine Schrøder Jensen, Katrine Greis-Rosenthal, Esben Dalgaard

Broadcaster: TV 2 Denmark A/S

World Premiere

The Writer


Creator: Sayed Kashua (Arab Labor – series)

Directed by Shay Capon

With Yousef Sweid, Ruba Blal-Asfour, Yasmin Churi, Adham Bachus

Broadcaster: Keshet Broadcasting, IBA Israel Broadcasting Authority

International Premiere