Produced by Apple Film Production with Star Media, Canal+ Poland and Czech TV; and distributed by Beta Film, the thriller made its debut on the Czech network to excellent ratings and reviews.
After having high viewing figures on Canal+ this summer, as well as getting great reviews from Polish journalists and audience members, The Pleasure Principle, directed by Dariusz Jabłoński, made its debut in the Czech television market, on Czech TV.
The series premiered this Octobre and airs Mondays at 8:00pm, in the airtime reserved for the best criminal series. The participation of a galaxy of Czech film stars, including the outstanding actor Karel Roden, made it one of the most anticipated premiere of this autumn.
The Pleasure Principle is a multi-threaded criminal thriller, produced by Apple Film Production, co-produced by Canal+ Poland, Czech TV and Star Media and distributed by Beta Film.
Created with a cinematic flourish in three cities: Warsaw, Prague and Odessa, with Polish, Czech and Ukrainian actors, the series received great reviews after its premiere in Poland, from critics who highlighted its uniqueness.
“A masterpiece of detective story,” said Barbara Hollender from Rzeczpospolita.
“Together with Maciej Maciejewski, the screenwriter of the memorable series The Cop, and an international team, the Polish director has created an exceptional super production, which incorporates a truly Hollywood-style spirit, a mystery typical of the best Scandinavian TV series, and hot Slavic temperament,” said Paulina Januszewska from Newsweek.
“The TV series by Jabłoński and Maciejewski can be easily compared to the best western thrillers and detective movies,” they said from Rzeczpospolita; and “If you have ever dreamed of a Polish version of ‘The Bridge’, now you will be satisfied,” they said from Serialowa.pl.
The pleasure Principle is a premium series and the first ever international television co-production of Central and Eastern European countries on such a great scale. Over nine months, nearly five hundred filmmakers worked on the set in three countries. When shooting the series, 8K cameras, underwater cameras and drones, etc., were used.
The plot takes the audience into the middle of a multi-threaded police investigation, which begins with the murders of young women in Warsaw, Odessa and Prague. The showrunner of the production is Dariusz Jabłoński, the pictures were shot by operators from three countries: Paweł Dyllus, Martin Žiaran and Andrey Lisietskiy, and the script was written by Maciej Maciejewski, the author of “The Cop, a cult series recognized by critics and audience.