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Berlinale Adds ‘Better Call Saul,’ TV Series from Nick Hornby and Susanne Bier, to 2016 Lineup

Berlinale Adds 'Better Call Saul,' TV Series from Nick Hornby and Susanne Bier, to 2016 Lineup

The second season of “Breaking Bad” spinoff “Better Call Saul” (AMC) and new TV series from writer Nick Hornby (Oscar-nominated for “Brooklyn”) and director Susanne Bier (“In a Better World”) highlight the 66th Berlin International Film Festival’s Special Series lineup. The festival runs from February 11 – 21.  

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Bier’s adaptation of John le Carré’s spy thriller, “The Night
Manager” (AMC), which airs stateside in April, stars Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman, and Hugh Laurie; Hornby’s “Love, Nina,” with Helena Bonham Carter, explores 1980s London through the eyes of a young woman. In addition, “Drama Series Days” — a joint initiative of the European Film Market, the Berlinale
Co-Production Market, and Berlinale Talents — welcomes creators, buyers, sales agents, producers, commissioning
editors and financial backers of high-quality drama to discuss, present and
promote new episodic content and projects in development. Read the full list of Berlinale Special Series below. 
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“Better Call Saul” – Season 2


Showrunners: Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould (“Breaking Bad” –

With Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Rhea
Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, Ed Begley Jr.

Broadcaster: AMC, Netflix

International Premiere


Australia / New Zealand

Original Concept: Ryan Griffen

Directed by Wayne Blair (“The Sapphires”), Leah Purcell

With Iain Glen, Frances O’Connor, Deborah Mailman, Hunter
Page-Lochard, Rob Collins, Stef Dawson, Ryan Corr, Tasma Walton

Broadcaster: ABC (Australia), SundanceTV (USA)

World Premiere

“Love, Nina”

United Kingdom

Directed by SJ Clarkson (“Jessica Jones” – series)

Writer: Nick Hornby

With Faye Marsay, Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Watkins,
Joshua McGuire

Broadcaster: BBC

World Premiere

The Night Manager

United Kingdom / Spain

Directed by Susanne Bier (“In a Better World”)

Written by David Farr, based on the novel by John le Carré

With Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman, Elizabeth
Debicki, Tom Hollander

Broadcaster: BBC (United Kingdom), AMC (USA)

World Premiere

“Splitting Up Together”


Creator: Mette Heeno (“Park Road” – series)

Directed by Hella Joof

With Maria Rossing, Peter Plaugborg, Stine Schrøder Jensen,
Katrine Greis-Rosenthal, Esben Dalgaard

Broadcaster: TV 2 Denmark A/S

World Premiere

“The Writer”


Creator: Sayed Kashua (“Arab Labor” – series)

Directed by Shay Capon

With Yousef Sweid, Ruba Blal-Asfour, Yasmin Churi, Adham

Broadcaster: Keshet Broadcasting, IBA Israel Broadcasting

International Premiere   

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