Multiple Palme d’Or winner Michael Haneke is lining up his first TV series, partnering with FremantleMedia’s Ufa Fiction on the 10-part drama Kelvin’s Book.
The story takes place in a dystopian world set in the near future and is understood will reflect on the digital age. Nico Hofmann and Benjamin Benedict will serve as executive producers on the series for Ufa Fiction.
“After ten TV-movies and twelve films, I wanted to tell a longer story for once,” Haneke said.
Haneke won consecutive Palme d’Or awards for The White Ribbon and Amour, which won the Academy Award and Golden Globe for best foreign-language film, and won two BAFTA awards. The White Ribbon earned two Oscar nods. Haneke’s credits include Funny Games, The Piano Teacher and Caché.
“No contemporary director has moved and inspired memore than Michael Haneke,” Ufa CEO Hofmann