RedSeven Entertainment, a Red Arrow Studios company, has secured the rights to the hit Danish scripted series Splitting Up Together for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The first season of the sitcom has already aired successfully on TV2 in Denmark and Channel 4 in Belgium. Splitting Up Together is also a success in the US, executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres, Emily Kapnek, Jeff Kleeman and Dean Holland, with up to 7 million viewers tuning into the show on ABC in spring of 2018. The channel has ordered a second season of the series, which premieres October 16 on ABC.
Jobst Benthues, CEO, RedSeven Entertainment, said: “Building on our success in entertainment, fiction is the next area we want to consistently develop and expand. Therefore, we are delighted to secure the rights to Splitting Up Together – a great series that deals with the topic of separation in a humorous way, yet with real emotional depth. We look forward to bringing this successful show to German audiences.”
The original Danish series was written by Mette Heeno and produced by Mie Andreasen and Happy Ending Film for TV2 Denmark.
RedSeven Entertainment is one of Germany’s most successful and prolific production companies in the entertainment sector, with an impressive slate that includes Germany’s Next Topmodel, The Taste, Married at First Sight and The Biggest Loser, and is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2018.
In Splitting Up Together, Doro and Philipp have everything: good jobs, great children, lots of friends and a beautiful home. But their love is in decline, with a midlife crisis knocking on the door and a sex life that is long gone. So Doro decides to file for divorce before things turn really sour. The problem is that their house proves impossible to sell, so they decide to stay together until the market turns…which is easier said than done! Doro, who feels like she has missed out on too much of her life, tries to relive her youth – with Tinder and hangover – whilst Philipp slips into a huge identity crisis. As a result, he not only finds himself, but also a new woman! Meanwhile, Doro realizes that maybe the grass is not always greener on the other side and that she’s not quite over Philipp yet …