As Netflix continues to break new ground and bring on top-level talent, they’ve announced that Polish Oscar nominee Agnieszka Holland (In Darkness) will be directing a new untitled Polish language series for the streaming service.
Kasia Adamik, who has worked with Holland doing 2nd unit, will also be directing some of the eight-episode series created and written by Joshua Long, which will premiere on Netflix sometime in 2018.
It’s a cold War spy thriller set in an alternative history, similar to Amazon Studios’ The Man in the High Castle, this one in a world where the Iron Curtain never fell.
In 2002, twenty years after a terrorist attack that halted the fall of the Soviet Union, a law student and police investigator discover a conspiracy that kept Poland under its current oppressive regime. At the same time, the leaders of this regime are plotting something that will transform Poland and its citizens and affect the entire world unless these two men can uncover the truth and start a revolution that will depose the current regime before they enact this plan.
The series will be produced for Netflix by the Kennedy/Marshall Company and the House Media Company with Frank Marshall (Jurassic World) and Robert Zotnowski (House of Cards) as exec. producers for Kennedy/Marshall, as well as Andrzej Besztak from House Media, Joshau Long, Maciej Musial and Holland herself.
Edward Douglas | East Coast Editor