Walter Presents returns to Belgium for August box sets
James R | On 01, Aug 2018
Walter Presents is going back to Belgium this month for a double-bill of box sets.
Scratch My Back and New Texas will both land on the foreign TV streaming channel this weekend, promising charming and quirky entertainment to match The Out-Laws.
Scratch My Back is a refreshing look at the lives of the old and young as they come together against a common enemy. In Flemish with subtitles, the show blends comedy with action and forces us to rethink how we make assumptions about generations alien to our own.
When the manager of luxury retirement home La Belle Epoque, Viviane Speltnickx, finds her business in the midst of both a staffing crisis and financial danger, her assistant Joyce suggests they recruit some young offenders due to complete community service. After some resistance from the residents, four unruly delinquents find themselves at the home, ready and able but not exactly willing to do the work.
The youths and the elderly residents couldn’t be more different. And the four teens have little common ground between them. But when dark clouds begin gather above the home, the elderly will need the help of the young to avoid catastrophe.
New Texas is a darkly comic Belgian show that examines the depths and farcicality of familial love, when siblings who hate each other are forced – for the first time since childhood – to live once again under the same roof.
Following the sudden death of the family patriarch, the four Vrancken brothers are set to inherit a large, expensive villa purchased in secret by their money-conscious father. However, there is one important stipulation in the contract: the argumentative brothers must first live together under the same roof for an entire year before they can claim their inheritance.
Both series will be released all at once on Walter Presents on Friday 3rd August.