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Tom Tykwer
Director Tom Tykwer to Spearhead Period Drama Series 'Babylon Berlin'

LOS ANGELES ( - PARIS- German director Tom Tykwer is on board to spearhead the period drama series "Babylon Berlin" for four European power-players: X-Filme, ARD, Sky Germany and Beta Film. The series is based on Volker Kutscher's bestselling crime books. Tykwer (pictured) will serve as showrunner. The 1920's-set "Babylon Berlin" centers on the investigations of a police inspector Gereon Rath. The show delivers an "atmospheric portrayal of the most exciting city in the world, a hotbed of drugs and politics, murder and art, emancipation and extremism," according to Beta Film. X Filme Creative Pool tapped Tykwer, Hendrik Handloegten, Achim...