Sky has today released a first-look image for Sky Original series Helgoland 513 (w/t), a new dystopian drama series from UFA Fiction.
It’s 2036 and Helgoland has become the last safe haven for humanity. A small community of survivors are entrenched on Germany’s only deep-sea island following an apocalypse that has thrown the rest of the world into chaos. A totalitarian society is established, tolerating only 513 people on the island at any one time.
The survivors trapped on the island have limited resources to share and an inhumane social-ranking system determines the lives of each of the 513 inhabitants. Helgoland’s only doctor is high on the priority list, whilst others are far behind and have to fight for a better place and, their ultimate survival. But they face another threat from the outside. On the mainland, a group of rebels are preparing to conquer the island and disrupt the last safe place for mankind.
The seven-part, cinematic series is directed by Robert Schwentke (Flightplan, RED, Der Hauptmann), who also acts as showrunner and head writer.
The cast includes Alexander Fehling, Martina Gedeck, Kathrin Angerer, Samuel Finzi, Antje Traue, Tobias Resch, Maja Schöne, Markus Gertken, László Branko Breiding, Traute Hoess, Tijan Marei, Selam Tadese, Annika Meier, Philipp Hochmair, Martin Brambach, Wolfram Koch, Waldemar Kobus and many more.
Helgoland 513 is a UFA Fiction production commissioned by Sky Studios Deutschland.
Michael Wiesweg (Geliefert, Das Unwort, Weissensee) serves as Director of Photography. Robert Schwentke is lead writer alongside co-creators Veronica Priefer and Florian Wentsch, as well as Hensel, Marcus Hug and Matthew Wilder. The Producers are Veronica Priefer, Johannes Kunkel, Benjamin Benedict, Ulrike Leibfried and Sebastian Werninger. Oliver Ossege is Executive Producer.
For Sky Studios Deutschland, Frank Jastfelder serves as Director of Development, Andreas Perzl is Executive Producer and Florian Handler is Junior Executive Producer. The project is overseen by Tobias Rosen, Vice President of Sky Studios Deutschland, and Nils Hartmann, Executive Vice President Sky Studios Italia and Deutschland.
The Sky Original was filmed in Berlin, Hamburg, on Sylt and Amrum. Helgoland 513 was produced in accordance with the minimum ecological standards of “Green Motion”. The series is supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein and the German Motion Picture Fonds (GMPF).
Helgoland 513 will air on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW in the UK, Ireland, DACH and Italy. NBCUniversal Global Distribution handles international sales on behalf of Sky Studios.
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