Berlin gangster drama 4 Blocks will air on Amazon from Wednesday.
The six-part series centres on an Arab family in the Neukölln district of Berlin where Toni Hamady (Kida Khodr Ramadan) and his wife Kalila (Maryam Zaree) want to leave their four blocks and put criminal activities behind them.
It premiered at Berlinale in February while Kida Khodr Ramadan won the Best Actor award at the Séries Mania Festival in Paris.
Hannes Heyelmann, Turner’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Central & Eastern Europe and International Original Programming Strategy: “With 4 Blocks, we took the risk of financing a series almost entirely on our own, and also handling distribution sales for the first time.
“We believe we have found ideal partners with Amazon Prime Video and ZDFneo to make the series available globally via on-demand as well as on German free-to-air TV. These sales prove that our strategy of telling stories that are clearly locally rooted also work in international sales, and they enable us to invest even more in our productions going forward.”
A second season is already in the pipeline for 2018.