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HBO Europe Orders First Original Series from Adria Region


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HBO Europe has greenlit its first original series from the Adria region, Success, a six-part drama set in contemporary Zagreb.

Directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Danis Tanović (No Man’s Land), the multi-layered series follows the intertwining stories of four strangers who are bound together by a violent event. The drama, created and written by Marjan Alčevski, was selected as one of the winning projects at HBO Adria’s First Draft contest to find new writing talent from the region.

Antony Root, executive VP of programming and production at HBO Europe, said: “Success is a beautifully-written drama that scratches beneath the surface of contemporary urban life, with a gripping story that unravels layer by layer. We’re thrilled to have uncovered a brilliant young writer in Marjan, and to be welcoming Danis to HBO Europe for his first television series—and to our first original drama from the Adria region.”

Tanović added: “For a long time I’ve been getting offers to make series which I think, at the moment, are more interesting and inventive than the movies, but none of them intrigued me so far. Marjan Alčevski’s script is amazingly written, and I’m really happy that HBO has recognized its quality and given me the opportunity to collaborate on it.”



About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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