Magazine article Screen International

'Montenegro' Team Plan Berlin TV Series

Magazine article Screen International

'Montenegro' Team Plan Berlin TV Series

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EXCLUSIVE: Alex Holdridge and Linea Saasen, the writer/directors in Toronto with Meet Me in Montenegro, are now writing an ambitious TV series to be set in 1945 post-war Berlin.

The project, loosely titled Hour Zero, will be set in the American sector of Berlin. Saasen said: "It's set at a time when everything is broken and in flux...It's an interesting moment in time, it's a city with no rules."

The series will examine the origins of the CIA and KGB.

Holdridge, whose previous credits include In Search of a Midnight Kiss, said that "the story will be about crazy characters, based on real people in Berlin at that time...it is such a ragtag way that the CIA was formed."

He added: "It's a city that's alive because it has experienced so much death. 75% of Berlin has been levelled during the war. …

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