Tom Tykwer ("Cloud Atlas," "Run Lola Run") is set to direct his first TV series, the twelve-part German-language drama "Babylon Berlin" for X Filme Creative Pool.
An adaptation of the book series by Volker Kutscher, the story follows the Cologne-born Inspector Gereon Rath who arrives in the Berlin of 1920s - the epicentre of the world's politicial and social changes of those years.
Achim von Borries and Hendrik Handloegten are adapting the four existing books, and X Filme has scored the rights to any future books in the series.
The first series will be based on the first two novels, while an eventual second series will deal with a storyline about murders and the death of silent films.
Source: Screen Daily