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Explosive political thriller Munich Games lands on Sky and NOW this September

Two stars look tense in Sky's political thriller Munich Games

Looking for a respite from blockbuster fantasy TV shows? Gritty six-part political thriller Munich Games will land on Sky Atlantic and NOW this September.

Produced by Sky Deutschland, the new nail-biter is the latest from Michal Aviram, the writer of global TV hit Fauda, and stars Seyneb Saleh, Yousef Sweid, Sebastian Rudolph and Dov Glickman. It tells the story of two agents, one Israeli, the other German, who must work together to stop a terrorist attack 50 years after the Munich Massacre.

It’s 2022, and a friendly football match between an Israeli and a German team is planned as a mark of peace and respect for the victims of the 1972 terrorist attack. Police and secret services on all sides are on high alert to ensure the security of the event.

However, when Oren Simon, a Mossad agent stationed in Berlin, intercepts a message in a dark web forum, just days before the game, he is partnered with Maria Köhler, a German State Criminal Police officer, with Lebanese roots to ensure that history doesn’t repeat itself.

The new nail-biter is the latest from Michal Aviram, the writer of global TV hit Fauda…

Munich Games is the latest addition to Sky’s growing roster of international drama. It was shot in German, Hebrew, Arabic and English. It’s directed by Philipp Kadelbach (Perfume) and written by Aviram and Martin Behnke (Berlin Alexanderplatz).  

To mark the 50-year anniversary of the tragic events that inspired the series, Sky will also air a 90-minute documentary, 1972 – Munich’s Black September, investigating the events surrounding the 1972 Olympic Games. It’ll be available on Sky Documentaries September 5.

The series is produced by Amelie von Kienlin. Daniel Brühl and Malte Grunert from Amusement Park Film and Meghan Lyvers from CBS Studios serve as executive producers; as well as Michal Aviram, Philipp Kadelbach, alongside Frank Jastfelder and Julia Jaensch on behalf of Sky Studios. Martin Behnke is co-executive producer.

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