ZDF Studios to distribute 2nd season of the iconic Spanish series Stories to Stay Awake (Historias Para No Dormir)

Mainz, February 21st, 2023

Stories to Stay Awake (soon 8 x 50’), a reboot of the classic Spanish series ‘Historias Para No Dormir’ created by Chicho Ibáñez Serrador in the 1960s, returns for another season. Just as with season one, ZDF Studios will again distribute the series in all territories outside Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Latin America, which will be handled by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

The second season is also produced by Paramount in association with ZDF Studios, along with Prointel and Isla Audiovisual. The first season of the series was a huge success premiering on Prime Video and RTVE in Spain.

50 years after its premiere, Stories to Stay Awake returns with its second season to offer audiences the best of the thriller genre combined with the great potential and talent of modern cinema. Directors Salvador Calvo, Nacho Vigalondo, Alice Waddington and Jaume Balagueró are overseeing the remake of 4 new stand-alone episodes for this second season of self-contained stories by Chicho Ibáñez Serrador. The superb cast of the miniseries includes, among others, award-winning actors Javier Gutiérrez, Petra Martínez, Roberto Álamo, Aníbal Gómez, Álvaro Morte, Pablo Derqui and Manuela Vellés.

Susanne Frank, Director Drama for ZDF Studios, said: “Great storytelling will always stand the test of time and by producing a contemporary version of Serrador’s work it gives a whole new generation the opportunity to discover these superb thrillers.”


About ZDF Studios
ZDF Studios was originally founded in 1993 as ‘ZDF Enterprises’, a private subsidiary of ZDF, one of the largest and most renowned television broadcasters in Europe. The company was renamed ‘ZDF Studios’ on 1 April 2022. Based in Mainz, the business is responsible for distributing programms worldwide, implementing international co-productions, acquiring licenses and merchandising key brands under its own name, for ZDF and for third parties. Successfully established as an independent market player in Germany and globally, it operates as part of a strong network of 30 direct and indirect subsidiaries and affiliates. ZDF Studios has the largest German-language program stock in the world, plus a constantly growing catalogue of international productions consisting of series and mini-series, television films, documentaries and children’s programs. By continually evolving, the ZDF Studios group has been able to open up numerous business areas in the television and media sector. As a result, ZDF Studios now provides a comprehensive full-service offer and covers every stage in the creation and exploitation chain of successful TV productions in all genres, from developing content to producing, licensing, marketing, merchandising, online rights and much more.

Contact ZDF Studios
Christine Denilauler (VP Marketing and Corporate Communications), ZDF Studios GmbH, Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1, 55127 Mainz/Germany, Tel.: +49 6131-9911130, Email: christine.denilauler@zdf-studios.comwww.zdf-studios.com