Six series from Denmark, Britain, Israel, Australia and the US populate the line-up.
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
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)
Directed by SJ Clarkson (Jessica Jones - series)
Writer: Nick Hornby
With Faye Marsay, Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Watkins, Joshua McGuire
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)
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
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