[03/07/18 - 12:36 AM]
"1983" - The First Polish Netflix Original Series Is Currently in Production
The highly anticipated series features Robert Wieckiewicz and Maciej Musial as a disgraced police investigator and an idealistic law student who stumble upon a conspiracy that changed the course of the nation and kept the Iron Curtain standing.

[via press release from Netflix]



Warsaw, Poland - March 6th, 2018 - Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment service, continues its investment in Europe with the announcement today of 1983, its first Polish original series. Directed by Academy Award(R)-Nominee Agnieszka Holland as well as Kasia Adamik, Olga Chajdas and Agnieszka Smoczynsk, the eight-episode series recently started production and is expected to be available to Netflix members globally later this year.

The highly anticipated series features Robert Wieckiewicz and Maciej Musial as a disgraced police investigator and an idealistic law student who stumble upon a conspiracy that changed the course of the nation and kept the Iron Curtainl standing. The impressive Polish cast also includes Michalina Olszanska, Andrzej Chyra, Zofia Wichlacz, Miroslaw Zbrojewicz, Ewa Blaszczyk, Wojciech Kalarus, Edyta Olszówka and Agnieszka Zulewska.

The series was created and written by Joshua Long and will be produced for Netflix by The Kennedy/Marshall Company and The House Media Company. Frank Marshall (Jurassic World, Jason Bourne) and Robert Zotnowski (House of Cards) will be Executive Producers on the series for The Kennedy/Marshall Company, along with Polish producer Andrzej Besztak (House Media), Joshua Long, Maciej Musial and Agnieszka Holland.

Directors of Photography are Tomasz Naumiuk and Arkadiusz Tomiak. Anna Anosowicz is responsible for Production Design and Katarzyna Lewinska for Costume Design. The composer on the series is Antoni Komasa-Lazarkiewicz. 1983 will be shot in Warsaw, Wroclaw, Lublin, and Silesia.

"We have fantastic actors, directors, cinematographers, designers, composers and very skilled crews in Poland. I am sure that we will be able to add something very valuable to the Netflix original series family." stated Agnieszka Holland. Frank Marshall added: "This story has many complex layers: it's high adventure, a crime story, and a spy thriller, with fascinating characters that will keep you coming back to see what happens next, like all great Netflix series."

"We are very excited to bring this gripping alternate history thriller with such an amazing Polish cast to life and to continue the successful collaboration with Oscar(R)-Nominee Agnieszka Holland and her great team." said Erik Barmack, Vice President of International Original Series at Netflix and adds "I'm confident that 1983 will not only attract Polish viewers, but Netflix members around the world."

About the series

The deeply frozen Cold War is heating up. Twenty years after a devastating terrorist attack in 1983 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. Now, in 2003, after two decades of peace and prosperity, the leaders of the regime enact a secret plan made with an unlikely adversary in the 1980s that will radically transform Poland and affect the lives of every citizen in the nation - and the world. What these two men discover has the potential to ignite a revolution and those in power will stop at nothing to keep it a secret.

About The Kennedy/Marshall Company

With more than seventy films to his credit, Frank Marshall is a visionary producer who has helped shape American cinema. Marshall's credits as a producer include some of the most successful and enduring films of all time, including Best Picture nominations for such films as Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Color Purple, The Sixth Sense, Seabiscuit and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Recent films include Jurassic World, Jason Bourne and Clint Eastwood's Sully.

About House Media

The House Media Company was founded in 2009 by Andrzej Besztak and Grzegorz Olkowski, two film and television industry veterans. Apart from its founders, The House Media Company is comprised of some of the best and most experienced production teams in Poland. Their joint forces have created hundreds of films, TV programmes and commercials.

About Netflix

Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with over 117 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 140 million hours of TV programmes and films per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without adverts or commitments.


  [march 2018]  

· 1983 (NETFLIX)

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