Netflix continues to invest in more original content around Europe, now announcing it's producing its very first Polish series.
Oscar-nominated director Agnieszka Holland and Kasia Adamik will direct the first, 8-episode season of the new series, which will be shot on location in several cities in Poland.
The show will follow the grand tradition of Cold War spy thrillers and will take place in an alternative reality in which the Iron Curtain never fell.
"Now, in 2002, twenty years after a devastating terrorist attack in 1982 that halted the course of Poland’s liberation and the subsequent downfall of the Soviet Union, an idealistic law student and a disgraced police investigator stumble upon a conspiracy that has kept the Iron Curtain standing and Poland living under a repressive police state," Netflix said.
The series is created and written by Joshua Long and is produced by The Kennedy/Marshall Company and The House Media Company for Netflix.
Frank Marshall (Jurassic World, Jason Bourne) and Robert Zotnowski (House of Cards) will executive produce the series for The Kennedy/Marshall Company, together with Andrzej Besztak (House Media), Joshua Long, Maciej Musiał and Agnieszka Holland.
"We are really happy that we’ll be able to combine the wonderful experience of the Netflix team, our great American producers and writer, with Polish talent and a Polish sensibility," Holland said, who previously worked with the platform on the critically acclaimed, House of Cards.
Erik Barmack, VP of international original series at Netflix, said the streaming service was "thrilled to be working with The Kennedy/Marshall Company and House Media on this project alongside great Polish director Agnieszka Holland….We are confident that this genre will not only resonate with the Polish audience but will also travel globally and we can’t wait to share more details later this year."
The series is scheduled to premiere on Netflix worldwide in 2018.