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Romanian Series Vlad Lands First Sale


Eccho Rights has inked a deal in Bulgaria with bTV for three seasons of the Romanian drama series Vlad.

The drama, produced by Romanian channel Pro TV, follows the story of a man who is betrayed by his closest friends and fiancée and reinvents himself to take revenge. A third season has been commissioned and will launch this spring.

Antonii Mangov, senior programming executive at bTV, said: “Some people were saying that Vlad was Pro TV’s 2019 bet. I somehow believe that betting is not such a risk when you have the best cards in your hand. We are playing to win. Vlad is obviously the result of a sustained extraordinary passionate team effort and as a company, we are more than fortunate to have one of the strongest and most dedicated production teams. The fact that we received the critics’ appreciation, the fact that Vlad is going internationally is an additional acknowledgment of the sustained work of our fantastic team. We hope Vlad will enjoy the same recognition in other markets.”

Handan Özkubat, director of Turkish drama and sales executive for Romania and Bulgaria at Eccho Rights, added: “We keep a close eye on the international drama landscape and are excited to see that new and promising projects continue to gain international traction, independent of their origin and language. Romania is a fascinating and fast-growing market and we are proud to present Vlad, undoubtedly one of the most impressive productions out of the territory. We look forward to bringing it to international audiences and are convinced it will be a success in Bulgaria.”

About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected].


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