About Bavaria Fiction GmbH

    16,000 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 16,000 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

    2023Die Rosenheim-CopsTV Series, ZDF [de]Multiple
    2023Tatort - Diesmal ist es anders (WT)TV-Movie (Series), WDR [de]Torsten C. Fischer
    2023Wir sind die Meiers (WT)TV Series, ZDF [de]Multiple
    2023Tatort - Cash (WT)TV-Movie (Series), WDR [de]Sebastian Ko
    2023SOKO StuttgartTV Series, ZDF [de](tba - to be announced)
    2023Die Rosenheim-Cops - Sterben für einen guten Zweck (Winterspecial) (WT)TV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Herwig Fischer
    2022Tatort - Des anderen Last (WT)TV-Movie (Series), WDR [de]Nina Wolfrum
    2022Nach uns der Rest der Welt (WT)TV Movie, SWR [de]Franziska Buch
    2022Die Drei von der Müllabfuhr - Arbeit am Limit (WT)TV-Movie (Series), ARD [de], Degeto [de]Hagen Bogdanski
    2022Die Drei von der Müllabfuhr - Altlasten (WT)TV-Movie (Series), ARD [de], Degeto [de]Hagen Bogdanski
    2022Inga Lindström - Die Süße des Lebens (WT)TV Movie, ZDF [de]Laura Thies
    2022Tatort - MagicMomTV-Movie (Series), WDR [de]Michaela Kezele
    2022Endlich Witwer - Über alle BergeTV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Martin Enlen
    2022Unnoticed - Was wir fürchten (WT)Limited series, ZDFneo [de]Daniel Rübesam
    2022Tatort - Pyramide (WT)TV-Movie (Series), WDR [de]Charlotte Rolfes
    2022Inga Lindström - Der Autor und ichTV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Laura Thies
    2022RentnercopsTV Series, ARD [de]Multiple
    2022Inga Lindström - Jemand liebt dichTV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Matthias Kiefersauer
    2022Sonderlage - Ein Hamburg-Krimi. Der AngriffTV-Movie (Series), RTL [de]Andreas Senn
    2022Sonderlage - Ein Hamburg-Krimi. Das Kind wird sterbenTV-Movie (Series), RTL [de]Andreas Senn

    Film awards

    2022Dark WoodsTatort Eifel [de]Filmpreis RolandWinner
    2022Und dann steht einer auf und öffnet das FensterFestival German Film Ludwigshafen [de]Rheingold Audience AwardWinner
    2022Und dann steht einer auf und öffnet das FensterFestival German Film Ludwigshafen [de]Film Art Award - Best filmNominated
    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