A number of American drama series imports are hitting Berlinale
’s Drama Series Days, but despite depicting a variety of States-specific stories — such as the politics and power battles in the American high school system in Jack Ferry
and Ryan Hunter’s “Mr. Student Body President”; the rivalry between the FBI
and the CIA
in Dan Futterman
’s “The Looming Tower
”; or gang culture on the streets and within the police force in Joe Halpin
’s “The Oath
” — producers are preparing for international audiences.
“It’s informed by a life I used to live, so it’s definitely rooted in the American police infrastructure,” Halpin says about “The Oath
.” “But I think an international audience can empathize with it because any power structure, when it gets corrupted, I think everybody throughout the world experiences that.”
” was also designed around the theme of family, which Halpin says will also speak universally.
“[Family] resonates in every