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Joyn commissions first original series

Joyn, the German streaming JV between ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery,which launched in June, has announced its first original drama series commission.

Dignityis an eight-part political thriller, jointly commissioned by Joyn in Germany and MEGA in Chile. The series is produced by Story House Productions in Germany and Chilean film and TV producer Invercine & Wood, in co-production with the Chilean television fund CNTV and MEGA, and is currently in production in Germany and Chile

The series will launch on Joyn alongside other premium series in December, and in Chile during 2020.

Red Arrow Studios International has secured global distribution rights to the drama, and will launch the series together with Joyn and MEGA at MIPCOM next month.

Katja Hofem, CCMO and managing director  of Joyn, said: “We are very proud to offer this high-class series with international star appeal to our German audience. Joyn believes in local story-telling, and this story is of German and international relevance. This production is an important step for our young platform and shows our commitment to original production.”

Bo Stehmeier, president, Red Arrow Studios International, said: “Dignityis a gripping and tense thriller which sheds a fresh light on this dark chapter of German and Chilean history. With a narrative thread high in emotion and drama, coupled with the outstanding creative power of both Invercine & Wood and Story House Productions behind the show, we’re confident the series will make for important viewing and captivate audiences around the world.”