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Around the World in 80 Days (2021)Around the World in 80 Days (2021)
ZDF, 2021 On Hiatus | Comedy, Drama, Adventure, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.8/5

Following an outrageous bet, Fogg and his valet, Passepartout, take on the legendary journey of circumnavigating the globe in just 80 days, swiftly joined by aspiring journalist Abigail Fix, who seizes the chance to report on this extraordinary story.

The SwarmThe Swarm
ZDF, 2023 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Thriller, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.1/5

The global environmental thriller is set in the present day, where anomalies and unnatural behavior in marine animals are causing upheaval all over the world. The Swarm follows a global group of scientists who come together to tackle one of the biggest challenges mankind has ever faced. They make the chilling discovery that deep at the bottom of the sea resides a collective intelligence which has suffered the ravages of civilization on its habitat - and decided to fight back.

ZDF, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.4/5

Based on motives by the global best-seller of the same name by Patrick Suskind, the Perfume series shifts the action to the modern day and uses the book's idea of manipulating people through scent as a springing-off point. A young profiler investigating a series of brutal murders traces events back to a small cadre of boys at a boarding school who experimented with manipulating people using human scents.

ZDF, 2020 Running | Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

Sløborn is a gripping TV series about a deadly virus outbreak that devastates a small island community in the North Sea. As the virus spreads rapidly, the residents must fight for their survival while dealing with the breakdown of society and their own personal demons.

ZDF, 2024 Running | Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Mini-Series
Rating: 3/5

Drama set in a world powered by an AI to ensure a freer, fairer and more humane society. However, as the community approaches its twentieth anniversary and cities around the world line up to replicate it, the secret behind its creation threatens to destroy it.

The TeamThe Team
ZDF, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime
Rating: 4.5/5

The series follows a number of national police agencies, working through the framework of EUROPOL, to attempt to solve a series of cross-border murders.

Generation WarGeneration War
ZDF, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Military/War, History
Rating: 4.6/5

The series tells the story of five German friends, aged around 20, on their different paths through Nazi Germany and World War II: As Wehrmacht soldiers on the Eastern Front, war nurse, aspiring singer, and Jewish tailor respectively. The narrative spans over five years starting in 1941 Berlin, when the friends meet up for a last time before embarking on their journeys, enthusiastically vowing to meet up again the following Christmas. The story's conclusion is set in a time shortly after the end of the war in 1945/46.

The Crimson RiversThe Crimson Rivers
ZDF, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Rating: 5/5

Inspector Niémans and his colleague Camille Delauney are investigating four separate cases which lead them to various French provinces and to Germany. Each case entails a murder mystery which demands the involvement of the Parisian specialists.

The Same SkyThe Same Sky
ZDF, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Thriller, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

Set in Cold War Germany, it portrays the fates of two families on either side of the Berlin Wall. The story revolves around the relationship between an East German "Romeo" agent - a spy who uses seduction as a way to unearth secrets - and his female target in the West.

Ancient Apocalypse (2021)Ancient Apocalypse (2021)
ZDF, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary, Mini-Series
Rating: 4.3/5

Every continent has its ruins - places where only stones tell the tale of a fallen people. They might lay buried under the Earth, in the shade of jungle canopy or amidst the teeming industry of a modern city. However, they all raise the same questions: How could something so great all but vanish? Why do civilizations collapse? In this 6-part series, we uncover the scientific reasons why some of history's most fascinating peoples have disappeared in the face of the natural world's might.

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