There is good news for filmmakers in Germany, as Netflix is looking to expand its range of films and series produced in Germany. "The number of Netflix original films made in Germany[will] increase noticeably," Kai Finke (Director Content Acquisitions & Co-Productions DACH/CEE) announced to DWDL.de. Both own productions and purchased productions are expected to increase.
A co-production model with German TV stations also seems to be emerging, in which Netflix makes the films and series available internationally and takes over the secondary exploitation in Germany, such as the historical mini-series "Oktoberfest 1900" produced by ARD, which will be shown on Netflix this year.
The amount of time that Netflix would take to appear on television after the premiere before the title is shown on Netflix varies greatly. For example, the series "Freud", produced by Bavaria and Satel for ORF and Netflix, was available online on Netflix just one day after the last episode was broadcast on ORF - for "Parfüm" by Constantin Film, however, Netflix waited nine months after the premiere on ZDF before making a second release.
ORF NEtflix Co-Production Freud
In addition, Netflix does not only want to concentrate on the production of series, but also wants to buy films in Germany (as already happened in May with "Berlin, Berlin - Der Film", which could not be shown in the cinema due to the Corona crisis, and in 2019 already "Kidnapping Stella") and start several film productions (among others "Betonrausch", "Isi & Ossi"). In September, "Freaks - Du bist eine von uns" will already be shown on Netflix, the result of a cooperation with the editorial office Kleines Fernsehspiel at ZDF.
Freaks - You are one of us
Since the end of last year, Netflix has finally also had a its own branch in Germany, which reflects the importance of the German market and Netflix&s elevated interest in film productions in Germany. Netflix is thus reacting to the EU&s quota regulation, which stipulates that 30% of the content offered by streaming portals (as previously by TV stations) must be European (local) productions. On the other hand, such productions serve the viewers& need for material that is unmistakably local in terms of the material and the locations.
Several German series produced by Netflix have been online for quite some time now - besides the internationally successful series "Dark" these are for example "How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)", "The Barbarians", "Biohackers", "1899" (by the "Dark" makers Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar), "Tribes of Europa", "Unorthodox", "Skylines", "The Wave" and "Don&t Try This At Home".