Germany’s Beta Film is teaming with Game Of Thrones producer Frank Doelger and Rome producer Jonathan Stamp on The Perished Land, a 12-part fantasy series conceived to return over multiple seasons. Beta made the announcement at Mipcom this evening in Cannes with a view to being ready in 2017. Rainmark Films and Hofmann & Voges Filmproduktion are co-producing with Beta.

The series is set in the fictional land of Talanton, a world remarkable for its natural beauty which makes it a character in its own right. The fantasy world – which Beta likens to Lord Of The Rings meets Avatar – is a tribal land that will seem “raw, sensuous” and “at times shocking.” It is also a world of vengeful and benign spirits, rituals, superstitions and the supernatural.

Doelger and Stamp are writing the story that will hold up a mirror to human history with Talanton experiencing its own World Wars, Cold War, collision of tyrannies, ideologies, crises of resources and religions. It will unfold as a Hero’s Quest into a multi-stranded narrative.

anthony meat
9 months
Rome pls, we still missing the series....
MaryAnn
10 months
So do we have any idea yet if this will be coming to the US? Sounds extremely...
cj
10 months
Would much prefer a continuation of Rome.

Separately, Beta said it has put into development two other projects for 2017, both produced by Oliver Berben (Carnage). One is a miniseries based on Patrick Suskind’s cult novel Perfume. It’s envisioned as comprising the story from the book but as a contemporary thriller. Beta is partnered with Constantin Film on the project. Berben will also produce a series about the origins of Greenpeace.