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Lars Mikkelsen promotes ZDF’s new crime series „The Team“ at the BERLINALE

Mainz, 13th February 2015

Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen was among the numerous celibrities celebrating at the ZDF-Lounge at the Berlinale. Invited by the feature films department of German public broadcaster ZDF, he reported on how much pleasure he and the other actors had in working in an international team and how delighted he was with the strong international interest in the crime series. He said: "I have read the books and had no doubt that the series would be good. It was particularly exciting for me to shoot in several countries and languages. "
Lars Mikkelsen is one of the leading characters of “The Team” and plays the role of Chief Superintendent Harald Bjørn of the Copenhagen Homicide Department. As an internationally acknowledged expert in organized crime, he works in a European „Joint Investigation Team“ (JIT) with Jackie (Jasmin Gerat) in Berlin and Alicia (Veerle Baetens) in Antwerp. Other international actors of the series include Nicholas Ofczarek and Carlos Léal.

“The Team” (8x60’ or 4x115’) is distributed by ZDF Enterprises. Lars Mikkelsen is also well-known for his role as Mayoral candidate Troels Hartmann in the iEmmy- and BAFTA-awarded crime series “The Killing” ("Forbrydelsen", 40x60’) which is also part of ZDF Enterprises’ sales catalogue.

"Our series is a trip to the dark side of Europe. Where organized criminals deprive people in need of their last hopes and dreams and lead them into a degrading life in modern-day slavery."- this is how authors Mai Brostrom and Peter Thorsboe describe the nucleus of „The Team“. The authors have already written for awarded series such as “The Eagle” and “The protectors” and are known for their well-grounded and vividly inventive cases with complex, stimulating characters.

“The Team” benefits from Europe’s huge cultural diversity and is shot in original languages. The Germans speak German with each other , the Danes Danish, the Belgians Flemish - and all together they communicate in English. German pubcaster ZDF will air a German dubbed version and the European version will be available on the internet.

“The Team” is produced by Network Movie for ZDF in association with Danmarks Radio (DR), Nordisk Film, Lunanime, Lumière, C-Films and Superfilm. Other broadcasters inlcude DR (Denmark), SVT (Sweden), ORF (Austria), SRF (Switzerland), VTM (Belgium) und ARTE (France/Germany).

For more information and to watch a trailer, please visit the website THE TEAM.


About ZDF Enterprises
ZDF Enterprises was founded in 1993 as a commercial subsidiary of ZDF, one of the largest and most renowned TV broadcasters in Europe. Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, ZDF Enterprises is responsible for the worldwide sale of programs, the making of international coproductions, the acquisition of licenses as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for the ZDF, and for third parties. ZDF Enterprises has successfully established itself as an independent market player on the German and international stage. Bound into a strong group, the company manages the largest German-language stock of programs in the world and, next to this, a continuously growing portfolio of international productions consisting of series and miniseries, TV movies, documentaries and children’s programs. In the course of the development and diversification process carried out up to now, many business fields in the television and media domains were made accessible in the ZDF Enterprises group. Thus ZDF Enterprises can provide a comprehensive, full-service offering today, and covers every step in the chain of origin and exploitation of successful TV programs, from development to production and up to the marketing of TV licenses, merchandising rights, online rights and much more.

Contact ZDF Enterprises
Christine Denilauler (Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications), ZDF Enterprises GmbH, Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1, D-55127 Mainz/Germany, Tel.: +49 6131-9911130, Fax: +49 6131-9912130, e-mail:,


Christine Denilauler

Christine Denilauler

Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications

+49 (0) 6131 / 991–1130
+49 (0) 6131 / 991–2130
ZDF Enterprises GmbH
Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1
55127 Mainz | Germany


Lars Mikkelsen in der Berlinale-Lounge des ZDF
The Team