Oble Studios Teams with AMCNI CNE for Hungarian Series


Oble Studios has partnered with AMC Networks International Central Europe (AMCNI CNE) to co-develop the Hungarian drama series Fata Morgana.

Based on a Hungarian tale, the show centers on anti-hero Victoria, who disguises herself as a man and goes on a killing spree to avenge oppressed and abused women.

Gabor Harmi is serving as showrunner for the series, which is being written by Zsofi Ruttkay, Gyorgy Palfi and Gabor Papp. It is being spearheaded by creative producer Csaba Toth.

“AMCNI CNE chose Fata Morgana from several other promising scripts because we believe that in addition to our locally developed series, there is a potential in scripted reality to further enrich the palette of our original productions,” said Katalin Radóczy, VP of programming at AMCNI Central Europe. “The story is a true Eastern wild romance with its implied horroristic nature, yet it tackles important questions in the field womanhood, stopping abuse and taking responsibility. Although based on a true story from the beginning of the last century, it still has relevance for today.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Oble to bring this Hungarian tale to life,” Toth said. “Like our main character, we aim at challenging conventions with this story and offering a grittier, more secretive and darker take on the Western genre. With Fata Morgana, we want to creative a captivating and thought-provoking series that pushes boundaries both visually and narratively.”

Lydia Kali of Oble added, “Fata Morgana is the fascinating, deeply engaging story of a woman fighting a violent, patriarchal society. Our anti-hero is an angel of vengeance that navigates between genders. A masculine woman and a feminine man. She’s a non-conformist that defies societal expectations, and her moral duality will have viewers question their own definition of right and wrong.”