ZDF Studios starts distribution of timely science series Naked - Generation Gender

Mainz, November 28th, 2022

ZDF Studios launches the worldwide distribution of the timely science series Naked - Generation Gender (6 x 50’), it was announced today. The topical science series explores the role gender plays in determining almost every aspect of our lives. Produced by Spiegel TV and Primitive Entertainment in association with Crave/Bell Media, ZDF-Arte and global distributor ZDF Studios, the documentary was successfully aired on Arte earlier this month.

Naked - Generation Gender received its first accolades when it was presented as an exemplary case study of a topical series launched by international coproduction partners during MIPCOM in Cannes in October.

Starting from birth through to puberty and old age, the series raises big questions of how our biological sexes affect us. What does it mean to be a woman or a man or cis, trans, gender non-binary or intersex? By seeking answers in lived realities and current research from around the world, Naked - Generation Gender delves deep into the different types of family relationships that exist, sex, love and the connection between gender and power. It examines other societies that have their own long-established traditions for third, fourth, fifth or more genders. And it looks at the challenges we face today of finding a partner and starting a family.

Ralf Rückauer, Vice President Unscripted, ZDF Studios, said: “We are proud to be part of this ambitious Canadian / German co-production, which reveals the latest scientific insights into the biology and lived realities of gender. Naked - Generation Gender is a timely series that gives a truly fascinating and enlightening insight on a topic that affects us all.”

Naked - Generation Gender premiered on Arte in Europe and will be available on the Canadian VOD platform Crave.


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 programmes worldwide, implementing international co-productions, acquiring licences 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 programme stock in the world, plus a constantly growing catalogue of international productions consisting of series and mini-series, television films, documentaries and children’s programmes. 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.

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