Walter Presents secures rights to major Polish trio
Staff Reporter | On 24, Sep 2020
Walter Presents has secured the streaming rights to three major Polish programmes.
A three-year deal with TVN Discovery Group, Poland’s leading television broadcaster belonging to Discovery, will bring 28 hours of content to Walter Presents in the UK and other territories, including the US, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
The deal marks the increasingly high profile of Polish drama globally, with The Border and The Teacher both proving hits on Walter Presents. Now, they’ll be joined by a trio of Polish series: The Disappearance, The Sins of the Fathers and Angel of Death.
Based on a bestselling book by renowned Polish novelist Remigiusz Mróz, high octane legal drama The Disappearance follows a couple whose baby goes missing under mysterious circumstances, which forces them to hire ruthless hot-shot lawyer, Joanna, to clear them as suspects.
The Sins of the Fathers is an unusual gangster thriller shining 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.
Finally, in the twisted tale of Angel of Death, 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, Programmes & Formats Sales Manager from TVN Discovery Group, added: “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 US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand!”