BAD BANKS on its way to America!

Following Europe and Australia, the financial thriller series

distributed by FEDERATION ENTERTAINMENT conquers new territories.

The show is now available to stream in the US on HULU.

Paris, 16th May 2018


Federation Entertainment reports new sales in America and in Europe for BAD BANKS, a thriller series set in the ruthless world of international finance and the stock market.

The series is produced by Letterbox Filmproduktion (Germany) and Iris Production (Luxembourg) with the participation of ZDF and ARTE. A second season of six new episodes is currently in pre-production following the series’ successful broadcast on ZDF and Arte France in March 2018.

Premium streaming service, Hulu, has acquired the U.S. streaming rights to the European drama series (seasons 1 & 2, 12 X 52’). Season one of the series is now available to stream.

In North America, BAD BANKS has also just been sold to Kino Lorber for Home Entertainment rights in the US and Canada.

In Europe, the series has recently been acquired by RTL Luxembourg and by NPO in the Netherlands.

Prior to that, the series had been sold to HBO Europe for all territories in Central Europe and Scandinavia, to RTE in Ireland, to Sundance TV Iberia in Spain and Portugal and to RTP in Portugal; as well as SBS in Australia and Rialto in New Zealand.

More sales are coming, which will make BAD BANKS available overall in nearly 40 countries.

For the record, the first two episodes of BAD BANKS were presented last February in Berlin, as part of the Official Selection for the Berlinale Series.

The series was written by Oliver Kienle (Stronger Than Blood, Four Hands), and directed by Christian Schwochow (Paula, NSU German History X), and features a prestigious cast, including Paula Beer (FrantzDiplomatie), Désirée Nosbusch, Tobias Moretti, Barry Atsma, Jean-Marc Barr.

BAD BANKS is coproduced by Letterbox Filmproduktion, Iris Productions and ZDF with the participation of ARTE, and the support of the Film Fund Luxembourg, Hessen Film and Medien, and the German Motion Picture Fund.

Federation Entertainment holds world rights for the series outside of first windows in France and Germany.


Press contact international sales:

Valérie Tailland

+ 33 (0)6 82 57 06 09



Based both in Paris and Los Angeles, Federation Entertainment has quickly established itself as top indie European studio. Its model of development, production, distribution and marketing is at the service of premium original contents specifically designed for global marketplace. Created and launched in 2013 by president Pascal Breton, Federation is co-headed by Lionel Uzan, CEO, and by the founders David Michel (head of Cottonwood Media, the Kids company of the group), Stephane Sperry and Serge Hayat. Thierry Sorel joined the team by the end of 2016 as head of Drama.

Federation Entertainment has established exclusive partnerships with key producers and showrunners leading to prestigious productions, such as : Le Bureau des Légendes (40 X 52’, a coproduction TOP – The Oligarchs Productions / Federation for CANAL+ Création Originale), Marseille (16 X 52’, a Netflix Original series produced by Federation) ; The break  (20 X 52’, produced by Helicotronc and RTBF) ; Bordertown (21 X 52’, a Scandinavian thriller produced by Fisher King and Federation) ; Hostages (22 X 45’, an Israelian thriller coproduced by Yezirah Ivrit and Federation) ; Unit 42 (20 X 52’, a procedural series coproduced by Left Field Ventures and RTBF, successfully broadcast by France 2 in January 2018) ; Bad Banks (12 X 52’, a German financial thriller coproduced by Letterbox Filmproduktion and Iris Productions for ZDF and Arte France) ; One Night (10 X 26’, an innovative dramedy produced by Viafilm – Norway – for NRK) ; and Undercover (10 X 50’, a thriller produced by De Mensen for VRT which was selected by Canneséries Festival as part of its Official Selection).