Director Michael Haneke to make dystopian TV series

Michael Haneke, the Austrian director of such unsparing thrillers as “The Piano Teacher” and “Funny Games”, is to make his first television series.

The producers of the hit German series “Deutschland 83” about a sleeper Stasi spy, said they have signed up Haneke for a dystopian 10-part series set in the near future called “Kelvin’s Book”.

“After 10 TV movies and 12 films, I wanted to tell a longer story for once,” said the 75-year-old Haneke, who won an Oscar for his 2012 film “Amour”, which also won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival, making him one of the tiny club of directors who have won the prize twice.


“Kelvin’s Book” will be shot in English, said Nico Hofmann, of German production company UFA.

“No contemporary director has moved and inspired me more than Michael Haneke,” he said. “‘Kelvin’s Book’ is an extraordinarily rich, gripping and ambitious story. With contemporary themes and a reflection of the digital age that we live in, there’s no better time for this project.”

He did not say when the series will be shot or when it is likely to be shown.


This article has been posted by a News Hour Correspondent. For queries, please contact through [email protected]
No Comments

Translate this News

Join the Facebook Group

Click here to join the Facebook group of News Hour

Popular Posts

Grameenphone brings in the iPhone 11 series in Bangladesh
Bishwa Shahitya Kendra and Grameenphone award 6313 students for book reading in Chittagong, Bangladesh
Samsung launched the Galaxy S20+ and S20 Ultra in Bangladesh
The miracle of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and its potential in Bangladesh
Pre booking of Vivo S1 started in Bangladesh
Amaron Automotive batteries introduce motorcycle battery in Bangladesh


News of the Month

February 2018
« Jan   Mar »
Scroll Up
%d bloggers like this: