The new additions in December 2022 › jojo Reviews

We’ve already updated you on the December releases on Netflix and Disney+. Meanwhile, ZDF has also published the list of new additions scheduled for December in its own media library.

In addition to the usual year-end fairytale movie offensive, the second also features the second season of the Swedish thriller series “Hamilton”, sending the two Paddington films into local living rooms and digging up all sorts of retro content to remind you of more contemplative times.

Fairy tale films for the Advent season

Now online

From “Hansel and Gretel” to “Rumpelstiltskin” and “Sleeping Beauty” to “The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs”: Numerous fairytale gems are available in the ZDF media library during Advent. More information.

“Hamilton” – second season of the Swedish thriller series

online from Monday 5 December 2022

The start of the second season brings secret agent Carl Hamilton to the south of France to help solve a mysterious death at the naval base in Toulon. Four new episodes of the Swedish thriller series will be broadcast. More information.

“Alex Rider” – eight-part British agent series

online from Thursday 8 December 2022

After his uncle’s death and his perilous mission to bring down Point Blanc, Alex Rider is determined to put the past behind him and rebuild his life. But a horrific attack on a friend’s father throws him back into the world of crime. More information.

“L’Opéra – Dancing in Paris” – eight-part French dance series

online from Sunday 18 December 2022


The performances of the ballet ensemble of the famous Paris Opéra Garnier enjoy international acclaim and inspire audiences. But behind the glamorous scenes, hard training, personal vanity, intrigue and competition define the dancers’ daily lives. More information.

“Silas”, “Anna” & Co. – Retro feeling with the ZDF Christmas series

online from Friday 23 December 2022

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Classics under the Christmas tree: For the holidays, numerous Christmas series are available in the ZDF media library, including “Madita”, “Oliver Maass”, “Nesthäkchen”, “Jack Holborn”, “Mino”, “Prinzessin Fantaghirò”, “Silas “, “Timm Thaler”, “Patrik Pacard” and “Anna”. More information.

Paddington and Paddington 2 – British family films

online from Saturday 24 December 2022

The little bear Paddington traveled from the jungle in Peru to London and was named after the place where he was found, Paddington Station. Lucky for him, he bonds with the nice Brown family, but a shady taxidermist is after him. Both films are in the ZDFmediathek.

Evergreens – popular classics in the ZDF media library

online from Thursday 29 December 2022

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The first ten seasons of “Forsthaus Falkenau” with Christian Wolff as Martin Rombach can also be found in the media library, as well as three seasons with Hardy Krüger Jr. “Der Alte” (Season 1 to 6), “Der Bergdoktor” (Season 1 to 6), “I’m Marrying a Family”, “These Drombuschs”, “The Black Forest Clinic” and “KDD” are also online. More information.

“Yesterday we were children” – seven-part mini-series

online from Friday 30 December 2022

Yesterday we were children

Peter Klettmann at a young age (Damian Hardung, left), Peter Klettmann today (Torben Liebrecht)

The Klettmanns seem like a family from a picture book – until father Peter kills his wife on her birthday and the children are suddenly left to fend for themselves. Dramatic experiences and family secrets from the past lead to an emotional catastrophe. More information.

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