HBO Adria has announced the results of its „First Draft“ contest: HBO will be developing even two projects – „Uspjeh“ and „Otok“.
„Uspjeh“, from author Marjan Alčevski (Croatia), is a dark dissection of the society today. It is an authored multi strand multi-layer character driven drama about a group of disparate people linked by a violent crime.
„Otok“, from author Ivan Knežević (Serbia), is an exciting contemporary investigative thriller exploring the challenges faced by a region that stands at a crossroads of modern Europe.
“In common with its parent company, the business strategy of HBO Europe places great emphasis on the development and production of premium TV series. It is our absolute aim to work with local talent in order to deliver quality series developed primarily for the domestic audience, based on original local ideas.” – said Steve Matthews, VP and Executive Producer, Drama Development, HBO Europe.
“We are very excited our First Draft Contest has been received with such a high interest across the region, and firstly I would like to thank all participants for their submissions and interest to cooperate with HBO.” – said Marin Kariž, Country Manager of HBO Adria.
HBO Europe has been producing quality TV series since 2010 in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Poland. Award winning miniseries like Burning Bush (Horici Ker) and exciting drama series like Aranyélet, Mamon, Pakt, Shall We Kiss and Wataha have achieved both critical and audience acclaim in their countries of origin, as well as at an international level. Always daring, cutting edge, revolutionary and ready to break taboos, the HBO production signature has become a synonym for quality storytelling.
Now HBO intends taking a step further to develop and produce new drama series set in the Adria region, comprising Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia, Macedonia and Montenegro.