A gripping coming-of-age story and spy thriller set in Germany in the ‘80s.

“DEUTSCHLAND 83″ Turns Heads at Berlinale

Deutschland83_700x384SundanceTV’s upcoming mini-series, the “intriguing”, German-made Cold War spy drama DEUTSCHLAND 83 is already winning accolades after its premiere Wednesday at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.

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The New York Times profiles DEUTSCHLAND 83 as an “exciting” new TV offering, calling the series an “ingenious, counterintuitive look at the Cold War.”

The Hollywood Reporter‘s Stephen Dalton reviews advance episodes of the series, ”looking forward to more” of DEUTSCHLAND’s “fun remix of history.”

Variety highlights the new SundanceTV co-production as ”the first ever German-language drama to be aired on a major U.S. network.”

Deadline reports on Sundance’s acquisition of the series, which it hails as “further proof of the rising profile of international TV series.”

Broadway World announces DEUTSCHLAND 83, quoting co-creators Anna and Joerg Winger on the origins of the “gripping coming-of-age story.”