Pakt: Walter Presents lines up double portion of Polish drama
James R | On 04, Jan 2020
Walter Presents celebrating the start of 2020 with a double portion of new drama Pakt.
The online channel, which is available through All 4, is dedicated to showcasing TV from around the world. First launched in 2016, the streaming platform has racked up more than 100 million streams to date, with Polish thriller The Border the most quickly binged thriller in its ever-expanding line-up.
Now, Walter Presents is heading back to Poland for this new thriller about a journalist on the track of a major financial fraud.
Set against the backdrop of Polish corruption, it follows Piotr, who has a source who’s pushing him to publish his damning article, so despite adamant protests from his editors and a huge personal risk, Piotr posts it. However, it transpires that his source was not who they said they were; it was someone much closer to him than he would have liked, causing his life and career to spiral like never before. This political series explores conspiracies that go back to 1989 Poland, where a generation from the post-communist era often rose quickly to success, earning huge fortunes, and not always strictly within the law. But, as Piotr soon discovers, there comes a time to pay for past mistakes.
The series hails from Vegard Eriksen Stenberg, Gjermund Eriksen, Maciej Kubicki, the award-winning creators of series Mammon. Viewers may also recognise Marcin Doroncinski, who plays Piotr, from his role opposite Patrick Wilson in the hit film Jack Strong.
Season 1 and 2 of Pakt will premiere all at once on Walter Presents, with all 12 episodes available from 10th January 2020.