Rest in Peace: Walter Presents heads to Croatia for summer box set
James R | On 02, Jun 2018
Walter Presents has stocked up an impressively diverse line-up of international telly over the years, with everything from French thrillers and Spanish drama to German espionage and Norwegian comedy. One country yet to be explored, though, is Croatia – until now.
Walter Presents’ first Croatian programme to screen on UK TV is Rest in Peace. The dark crime thriller takes us behind the bars of the oldest prison in Croatia, which is ordered to be demolished as it does not adhere to the newly introduced EU regulations. Journalist Lucia Car is sent to cover the story, but when she comes across a graveyard for the unclaimed bodies of deceased inmates, she knows there is more to be uncovered about this centuries-old institution.
Enlisting the help of retired prison guard Martin Strugar, who carries many prison secrets as well as some of his own, the rebellious and determined Lucia will put herself and those close to her in grave danger in pursuit of the story. In her stubborn belief that revealing these shocking discoveries will liberate their stalled society from the burdens of the past, Lucia will painfully discover that for the dead to rest in peace, the living must pay a high price.
Created by Dario Vince, Koraljka Mestrovic and Goran Rukavina, the 12-part series stars Judita Frankovic, Dragan Despot and Luka Dragic.
All episodes will premiere on Walter Presents on Friday 1st June, forming a double-bill of summer box sets on the streaming channel, alongside three-part German drama Line of Separation. For more on that, click here – or head this way for our guide to what’s new and coming soon on Walter Presents.