The Filmstiftung-backed production "Davos" by the directorial duo Anca Miruna Lăzărescu and Jan-Eric Mack will be presented at the "Up Next: Germany" showcase. The scripts are by the head writer Adrian Illien and his co-writers Thomas Hess, Julia Penner and Michael Sauter. The lead roles are played by Dominique Devenport, Jeanette Hain and David Kross. Other cast members include Anna Schinz, Hanspeter Müller-Drossaart, Welket Bungué and Sunnyi Melles. Filming in North Rhine-Westphalia lasted until December 2022 mainly in the Waldkrankenhaus in Windeck and the surrounding area as well as in Burg Bergerhausen in Kerpen. Filming will continue in Switzerland in the Prättigau/Davos region and the Lower Engadine as well as at German locations in Bavaria and Hamburg until March 2023,. "Davos" is a production of Switzerland’s Contrast Film and Letterbox Filmproduktion, in co-production with Amalia Film, Swiss broadcaster SRF and ARD Degeto. The Film- und Medienstiftung backed the series with 750,000 Euros. "Davos" is also supported by FFF Bayern, MOIN, MFG, nordmedia and the German Motion Picture Fund.
The six-part espionage thriller plays out against the backdrop of dramatic developments at the beginning of the last century – when the western world is in great turmoil and the First World War is raging in Europe. At the centre is the young Swiss nurse Johanna Gabathuler, played by Dominique Devenport, who unexpectedly finds herself caught between the two fronts of spies secretly operating in Davos.