A top international cast stars in this extraordinary fantasy-adventure full of mystery, magic and passion, featuring exceptional visual effects. The 4-hour mini series is directed by Uli Edel (“The Mists of Avalon”, “Last Exit to Brooklyn). Weigert and Engel acted as producers. In that capacity, they also oversaw the creative implementation of the over 600 visual effect shots created by Uncharted Territory. Based on one of Europe's favourite classic tales, "Dark Kingdom" draws from the unanimous appeal of the original saga of Siegfried the dragon slayer, which inspired "The Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien and Richard Wagner's opera cycle. Targeted at an international audience, this fantasy-adventure captivates viewers with its story elements of universal, timeless appeal: the story of a simple swordsmith's son, who heroically saves his country time and again, not even knowing that he too is heir to a throne – set against the backdrop of a century-old curse that will overshadow the brave, young man's undying love to a beautiful woman.
Produced by Konstantin Thoeren, Volker Engel and Marc Weigert Executive
Producers Tim Halkin and Rola Bauer