Walter Presents goes back to The Border for Season 2
Staff Reporter | On 03, Oct 2019
Walter Presents is going back to The Border this week for Season 2.
The critically acclaimed series, set against the uninhabitable wilderness of the Polish Bieszczady Mountains, follows a unit that specialises in protecting the border from people-traffickers – until they become the target of a devastating bomb attack.
“Whether you’re in it for the topical themes or the wrongly-accused-innocent-man drama, the result is a smart piece of programming,” we wrote in our review, which described it as “an intriguing, compelling bit of telly”.
Season 2 picks up four years on from the knife-edge conclusion of the first. The series continues to follow Rebrow, ex-border guard now on the run in the woods for a crime he didn’t commit. With more people illegally crossing the border than ever and a murder on their hands, will the border officers survive the mounting pressure in such isolation?
Everything changes when an illegal immigrant, Alsu, stumbles into Rebrow’s hideaway. Meanwhile, a gruesome murder is committed in the border control area forcing Prosecutor Dobosz to reluctantly return to the snowy region to lead the investigation. Still haunted by the past, Dobosz begins to unveil a dark conspiracy. The Border explores the issues of the ethical versus the political and the catastrophic consequences these can have on the vulnerable.
The Border stars Andrzej Zielinski, who featured alongside Adrian Brody in the war epic The Pianist, as well as Bartlomiej Topa, who won the Best Actor award at the Netia Off Camera International Festival. The series directors, Kasia Adamik and Jan P. Matuszynski, were also awarded the best fictional series accolade at the Polish Film Awards in 2018.
Season 2 premieres as a full box set on Walter Presents via All 4 on Friday 4th October.
Polish drama The Border to premiere on Walter Presents this June
18th June 2016
Walter Presents will bring the first Polish drama to English TV screens this June with the premiere of The Border.
Channel 4’s VOD service, which showcases drama from around the world, has repeatedly broken ground since its launch in January 2016, with programmes that would otherwise not be known to UK audiences available to stream for free on All 4.
So for, the service has had over 9 million views, with its latest shows hailing from Brazil: Magnifica 70 and Son of a B****. Now, Walter Presents is heading to Poland for the first time with The Border – only the second Polish TV series ever to air in the UK, following Days of Honour on STV Glasgow.
Set ion the extreme border of the EU between Poland and Ukraine, The Border is described by Walter Presents as a “timely and gripping series”.
The six-part show follows a unit in the beautiful, yet isolated, Bieszczady Mountains, which specialises in protecting the border from people-traffickers – until they become the target of a devastating bomb attack. The Captain, Rebrow, is the only survivor. Injured and shattered at the loss of his friends and girlfriend, and suspected of masterminding the tragedy himself, he becomes desperate to clear his name and find out who is responsible. He secretly begins his own investigation and discovers a dark political plot at play.
Episode 1 of the series will premiere at 10pm on Tuesday 21st June on Channel 4, with the full box set then available to stream immediately on Walter Presents.
Here’s a preview of the show:
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