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Walter Presents Adds New Polish Dramas


Walter Presents has inked a three-year deal with Poland’s TVN Discovery Group for 28 hours of drama programming to air across the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Part of the package, the legal drama The Disappearance (Chyłka. Zaginięcie) follows a couple whose baby goes missing under mysterious circumstances, which forces them to hire a ruthless hot-shot lawyer to clear them as suspects. It is based on a best-selling book by Polish novelist Remigiusz Mróz.

The Sins of the Fathers (Odwróceni. Ojcowie i córki) is a gangster thriller that shines a light on the dark and dangerous activities of the Warsaw Mafia: two men, a retired policeman and a former criminal, must face their past when their daughters’ lives are suddenly put at risk.

In Angel of Death (Szadź), it is not the identity of the killer that is a mystery, but rather the motives behind his ritualistic killings of young, religious girls.

Walter Iuzzolino, co-founder and curator of Walter Presents, commented: .“.Since the launch of Walter Presents, I have been a passionate advocate and champion of Polish scripted series, which have a unique and very distinctive tone of voice. UK and international audiences have responded enthusiastically to the edgy and elegant tone of Polish storytelling, and I am delighted to be able to introduce them to three stunningly powerful pieces by TVN, one of the most important broadcasters in the country and a real powerhouse of quality and creativity.”

Aneta Zareba, programs and formats sales manager from TVN Discovery Group, said: “We are delighted to work with Walter Presents. Polish productions have proven to be incredibly successful in many international markets. Now the prospect of introducing our newest drama series to new cosmopolitan audiences is a real thrill. With compelling, character-driven storylines, strong shock-horror, yet mesmerizing individuals and complex crime schemes, further boosted by star performances from top Polish actors, they will, with no doubt, tickle the fancy of demanding drama-enthusiasts from the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand!”

About Kristin Brzoznowski

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


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