Five hundred years ago, a revolutionary priest changed the face of Christendom. Risking his life and academic reputation - and facing damnation for his beliefs - he challenged the teachings of the all-powerful Catholic Church, and the Western World was never to be the same again. Marking the 500th anniversary of the 'Reformation', this stunning two-part drama from the makers of 'Deutschland 83' and 'Generation War' captures the story of Martin Luther (Maximilian Brückner), the visionary reformer who changed the beliefs of society at a time when the Catholic Church dominated every aspect of public opinion and private life. From passionate speeches to sweeping battle scenes and compelling moments of intimacy, 'Reformation' charts key events and figures in Luther's story, offering a parallel to our contemporary political situation in the form of vividly authentic historical drama. It is a timely exploration of an era of upheaval in which the path of European civilisation was changed forever.