Germany’s ZDF Enterprises has taken global distribution rights to Story House Productions three-part docuseries One Day in…
The premise of the show is to explore a day in the life of ordinary people living in three different historical settings; a castle in the High Middle Ages, New York at the height of industrialization and Dresden in the post-war era. The series ponders such questions as what values and morals did the ordinary person abide by? What was a work day like, what was the standard of hygiene and how was justice meted out?
The distributor says the series will feature high-end CGI, in-depth research and dramatic reenactments, featuring a cast of well-known actors as well as experts in history and other areas.
“This series presents an exciting concept,” Ralf Rueckauer, vice president for ZDFE.unscripted, ZDF Enterprises, said in a statement. “Viewers will be taken on a journey into the past, not to see how kings or rulers lived, but to experience the life of a common person. And it will throw up some surprises along the way as we see striking differences and parallels to our modern lives.”
Commissioned by ZDF for its Terra X slot, production on One Day in…begins this month with delivery anticipated in the fall. ZDF Enterprises has a long-standing relationship with Story House Productions having distributed numerous factual titles for the prodco including History of Weapons, Myths – The Greatest Mysteries of Humanity, World War A – When Aliens Attack and How Climate Made History.
Story House Group, comprised of Story House Productions and Story House Pictures, was recently acquired by Bavaria Film.