Spain’s ‘Hierro’ Wins TV Series Honor at Berlinale Co-Production Market
LONDON — Spain’s “Hierro” has been named the best co-production TV series project presented at the European Film Market’s Berlinale Co-Production Market.
“Hierro” is set on the Canary Islands, where the corpse of a young islander is found floating in the sea following an earthquake. This marks the starting point for a tense political drama. Boomerang TV Group’s Galician subsidiary Portocabo is preparing the series for Spanish network La Sexta.
“Hierro” has been chosen to participate in the next edition of Series Mania, one of the most important TV series festival in Europe, to be held in Paris April 17-26.
The other TV series projects at the Berlinale Co-Production Market included “Babylon Berlin,” from director Tom Tykwer (“Das Parfum,” “Cloud Atlas”), set against a vibrant 1920s Berlin; and the Belgium series “Tabula Rasa,” directed by and starring actress Veerle Baetens, who is best known for the film “The Broken Circle Breakdown.”
Also competing were “Behind the Moon at that Time,” from Anat Assoulin Productions (Israel); the German-U.S. co-production “The White Rhino Hotel,” from Belladonna Productions; and “Valkyrien,” from Tordenfilm (Norway).