About Bavaria Fiction GmbH

    17,000 on-air minutes per year. Series, Movies and Events: Fiction as far as the eye can see.

    "Storm of Love", "The Rosenheim Cops", "SOKO Stuttgart" and "Inga Lindström" - with approximately 17,000 produced on-air minutes every year, Bavaria Fiction programming reaches millions of viewers every week in Germany alone.

    In addition to long-running daily and weekly series, movie collections such as "Tatort" and a wide range of TV movies, Bavaria Fiction is renowned for ambitious event television including multi-parters "Dark Woods" (ARD, NDR), "Bella Germania" (ZDF) and "Brecht" (WDR, BR, SWR, NDR, ARTE) as well as international co-productions such as "Das Boot" (Sky) and "Freud" (ORF, Netflix). The Documentaries division specialises in non-fictional productions for the national and international market.

    Bavaria Fiction is one of the most successful production companies in Europe. A subsidiary of Bavaria Film and ZDF Studios, the company is headed by managing directors Marcus Ammon and Jan S. Kaiser and has its headquarters in Munich-Geiselgasteig as well as other locations in Cologne, Stuttgart and Berlin.

    Projects as production

    2022Tatort - Gamer (WT)TV-Movie (Series)Lancelot von Naso
    2022Käthe und ich - Der perfekte Sommer (WT)TV-Movie (Series), ARD [de], Degeto [de]Oliver Liliensiek
    2022Käthe und ich - Der kleine Ritter (WT)TV-Movie (Series), ARD [de], Degeto [de]Oliver Liliensiek
    2022Tatort - Die Kälte der Erde (WT)TV-Movie (Series), Degeto [de], SR [de]Kerstin Polte
    2022Die Rosenheim-CopsTV Series, ZDF [de]Multiple
    2022Tatort - Abbruchkante (WT)TV-Movie (Series), WDR [de]Torsten C. Fischer
    2022Der Kaiser (WT)TV Movie, Sky [de]Tim Trageser
    2022Annie - Wo das Chaos ein Zuhause hat (WT)TV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Martin Enlen
    2022Tatort - Du bleibst hier (aka Dämonen) (WT)TV-Movie (Series), WDR [de]Richard Huber
    2022SOKO StuttgartTV Series, ZDF [de]Multiple
    2022Sturm der LiebeTV Series, ARD [de], Degeto [de]Multiple
    2021Das Weihnachtsschnitzel (WT)TV-Movie (Series), WDR [de]Wolfgang Murnberger
    2021Polizeiruf 110 - Das Licht, das die Toten sehenTV-Movie (Series), BR [de]Filippos Tsitos
    2021Tatort - Mord unter MistelnTV-Movie (Series), BR [de]Jobst Christian Oetzmann
    2021Tatort - Schutzmaßnahmen (WT)TV-Movie (Series), WDR [de]Nina Vukovic
    2021Die Drei von der Müllabfuhr - Zu gut für die Tonne (aka Containern) (7) (WT)TV-Movie (Series), ARD [de], Degeto [de]Hagen Bogdanski
    2021Die Drei von der Müllabfuhr - (K)eine saubere Sache (aka Netten Nachbarn traut man nicht) (8) (WT)TV-Movie (Series), ARD [de], Degeto [de]Hagen Bogdanski
    2021Und dann steht einer auf und öffnet das Fenster (WT)TV Movie, ARD [de], Degeto [de]Till Endemann
    2021Tatort - PropheteusTV-Movie (Series), WDR [de]Sven Halfar
    2021Horst Lichter - Keine Zeit für ArschlöcherTV Movie, ZDF [de]Andreas Menck

    Film awards

    2020Endlich WitwerGrimme Preis [de]FiktionNominated
    2020Die Drei von der Müllabfuhr - Dörte muss wegJupiter Award [de]Bester TV-SpielfilmNominated
    2020Tatort - KaputtJupiter Award [de]Bester TV-SpielfilmNominated
    2019Das BootDeutscher FernsehpreisBeste Drama-SerieNominated
    2019SOKO StuttgartFair Film Award Fiction 2019SerieNominated
    2019SOKO StuttgartFair Film Award Fiction 2019SerieNominated

    Branch offices

    Company data

    Date of company foundation2007
    Company historyBavaria Fiction GmbH was founded in 2007 as Bavaria Fernsehproduktion GmbH. The company was formed following the transformation of Bavaria Film GmbH into a holding company and the separation of its production division into an independent subsidiary. That same year ZDF Studios GmbH became a stakeholder in Bavaria Fernsehproduktion, acquiring 49% of the available shares. The company was renamed Bavaria Fiction GmbH in October 2017.

    For more than ten years the company has been producing a full range of fiction formats, from daily and weekly series to TV movies and lavish event productions. The company's portfolio has been constantly extended since its formation - in addition to the numerous series launched by Bavaria Film, The Rosenheim Cops (since 2001), Storm of Love (since 2005) and the movie collections Tatort: München (since 1989) and Inga Lindström (since 2003), numerous episodes of Polizeiruf 110 (since 2008) have been produced by the company’s Munich-based department, while the series SOKO Stuttgart (since 2009) has been made in Stuttgart. In addition to the large number of television movies, the company has also created many event specials including Dark Woods (2020).

    In 2014 the Bavaria Film subsidiary Colonia Media was taken over, which has continued to operate as the company’s Cologne department. As a result productions of the long-running series Tatort from Cologne, Münster and Dortmund are now well established movies of the company's portfolio, alongside the series Rentnercops and the crime series Dengler (both since 2014).

    Since 2016 the company has also operated from a fourth location in Berlin. 2016 also saw the creation of a separate department for international series which has produced high end series such as Das Boot, Arctic Circle and Freud.
    Permanent employees60
    Immediate working areaHead office: Munich
    Branch offices: Berlin, Cologne, Stuttgart