Filming of Spanish-German co-production 'Weiss & Morales' kicks off

Miguel Ángel Silvestre and Katia Fellin star in new procedural series

April 29th, 2024

Filming has started on the new procedural drama series 'Weiss & Morales' (4 x 90’), co-produced by RTVE, ZDF, Portocabo, Nadcon and ZDF Studios.

'Weiss & Morales' is a series rooted in the most classic elements of the genre and reformulated to meet the current standards of premium television drama. The series revolves around the story of two investigators, Spanish Civil Guard sergeant Raúl Morales (Miguel Ángel Silvestre) and German BKA agent Nina Weiss (Katia Fellin). When a crime is committed in the Canary Islands affecting the German community, the two find themselves compelled to work together. A collaboration neither enjoys, however, they'll ultimately find a way to crack the case in each episode despite their very different characters and methods of investigation. 

‘Weiss & Morales’ is accompanied by an ensemble cast of Spanish and German actors that aside Katia Fellin and Miguel Àngel Silvestre includes talents like Juanjo Puigcorbé, Mariam Hernández, Margarita Broich, Thomas Heinze, Tania Santana, Yaiza Guimaré, Saulo Trujillo, Luifer Rodríguez, and Iria Santana.

Guided by the seasoned direction of Oriol Ferrer, known for his work on 'Entrevías,' 'Estoy Vivo', backed by the executive producers Alfonso Blanco from Portocabo (‘Rapa’ ‘Hierro’) and Peter Nadermann from Nadcon (‘The Bridge’, ‘The Killing’), 'Weiss & Morales' boasts a blended Spanish and German writing team spearheaded by Nina Hernández, Carlota Dans, , and Ron Markus.

The series will be filmed in various locations across the Canary Islands, with Gran Canaria serving as the main scenario.

Wolfgang Feindt is the commissioning editor at ZDF and Mar Díaz is executive producer at RTVE. ZDF Studios will handle the worldwide sales outside of Spanish-speaking territories.


About RTVE
RTVE is Spain's largest state-owned public media company. It is made up of TVE (with seven television channels), RNE (with six radio stations), the website, the RTVE Play platform, RTVE Instituto and the RTVE Orchestra and Choir. RTVE ensures the existence of channels with diverse and balanced programming for all audiences, with top-quality information, debate, education and entertainment. It contributes to social cohesion. RTVE is an innovative company and the corporation develops projects that reflect its commitment to new technologies and sustainable development. RTVE offers rigorous, independent and pluralistic information and quality entertainment. It guarantees the right of access; it supports the dissemination of the arts, science and culture and is committed to participation.

About ZDF
ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen) is Germany’s national public television broadcaster. It is run as an independent non-profit corporation under the authority of the Länder, the sixteen states that constitute the Federal Republic of Germany. The nationwide channel ZDF has been broadcasting since 1st April 1963 and remains one of the country’s leading sources of information. Today, ZDF also operates the two thematic channels ZDFneo and ZDFinfo. In partnership with other public broadcasters, ZDF jointly operates the internet-only offer funk, the German channels PHOENIX and KiKA, and the European channels 3sat and ARTE. More information on

About Portocabo 
In little under 10 years, Portocabo has become one of the most referenced drama production companies in national and international markets, establishing alliances to produce drama, opening Spain to international co-production. The company is lead by Alfonso Blanco, one of the country’s most influential executive producers and showrunners. Among Portocabo’s most outstanding crime drama series are: ‘Rapa’ (Movistar Plus+), ‘Honor’ (Atresmedia), ‘Los Enviados’ (Paramount+), ‘Hierro’ (co-production with Movistar Plus+, ARTE and Atlantique Productions) or ‘Auga Seca’ (co-production with CRTVG, RTP and SP-i).

About Nadcon
Peter Nadermann has been producing and co-producing feature films and series for many years, such as 'The Killing', 'The Bridge' or Stieg Larsson’s 'Millenium Trilogy'. Peter founded Nadcon Film in 2012 and at the beginning of 2019 the shares held by Constantin were acquired by ZDF Studios. Current projects of Nadcon Film are movies like Jussi Adler-Olsen’s 'Boundless' starring Ulrich Thomsen, a sequel to Danish hit-thriller 'Nightwatch' with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, 'The Baztán Trilogy' by bestselling author Dolores Redondo, directed by Fernando González Molina, or the series 'The Chemistry of Death', based on the bestselling novels by Simon Beckett for Paramount+.

About ZDF Studios
ZDF Studios is a commercial subsidiary of ZDF, one of the largest TV broadcasters in Europe. Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Mainz, Germany, the ZDF Studios Group operates more than 30 direct and indirect subsidiaries and affiliates in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom spanning TV production, distribution and services. The parent company, ZDF Studios, is responsible for global programme distribution, realisation of international co-productions, acquisition of licences and merchandising of successful programme brands under its own name, for ZDF and third parties. ZDF Studios has the largest German-language programme inventory in the world and a constantly growing range of international productions, consisting of series and mini-series, television films, documentaries and children's programmes.

The companies of the ZDF Studios Group cover the entire value chain from the development of scripted and unscripted TV content to production, marketing and monetizing, including TV and streaming licences as well as merchandising and online rights. The positioning of ZDF Studios as an integrated media company enables the development of innovative, outstanding and high-quality programmes and makes the Group an attractive workplace for German and international talent to flourish in a very inspiring and creative environment.