Human Trafficking Drama Series in the Works


Academy Award nominee Ildikó Enyedi is working on a pilot for a drama series centered on human trafficking that is being produced by Paprika Studios for a debut on RTL Klub Hungary.

The series, Angel’s Trumpets, is based on a story that won last year’s Hypewriter award. It takes place in rural and deprived Békés County, in the southeast corner of Hungary.

Scriptwriter Katalin Besenyei said: “Our two main characters, Anna and Jázmin, were victims of human trafficking, and they’re living in a safe house at the beginning of the story. When they find out that Jázmin’s 15-year-old sister, Bella, might have been taken abroad as well, they escape and travel to the ranch where Jázmin was born in hopes of finding out something about Bella’s whereabouts from her dad. This is when the whole trouble begins.”

Enyedi, director, added: “Katalin Besenyei talks about a very serious topic, human trafficking, with a lot of love. She brings the victims closer to us without victimizing them, all while maintaining a sense of humor, with lots of twists and, most importantly, deep psychological truths. I’m really happy that, while large streaming sites are apparently retreating, Paprika TV and RTL are starting on something exciting.”