Beta sends signs deal with Walter Presents for Australia and New Zealand

The acclaimed series included in the agreement are "The Sea Beyond," "Rapa," and "The Turncoat," among others.

23 MAR 2023

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Beta has agreed to send multiple acclaimed series to streaming service Walter Presents for Australia and New Zealand. Among the projects crossing the ocean are "The Sea Beyond," "Rapa,"  and "The Turncoat." Beta is tasked with handling sales agreements for all series.
"The Sea Beyond" by PicoMedia/Rai Fiction is ranked the number one title on Rai, RaiPlay, and Netflix, with the third season currently scoring impressive linear ratings on Rai2. The Naples-set prison drama revolves around young inmates dealing with power structures and adult expectations.  It stands alongside 2022’s most watched show on Movistar Plus+, "Rapa" by Movistar Plus+/Portacabo. "Rapa" follows high school teacher Tomas and local cop Maite, who become an unlikely team in solving a murder case. The duo returns to investigate two cases in the harbor city Ferrol.  
The streaming service also picked up the event series "The Turncoat" by Dreamtool Entertainment/NDR/ARD Degeto/SWR, centering around Walter, a young German soldier in 1944, who is posted to a small unit in the Polish woods, surrounded by partisans. He is soon torn between a sense of duty and guilt, not made any easier by his love for the Polish partisan Wanda. Directed by Academy Award winner Florian Gallenberger, the series based on the bestselling novel by Siegfried Lenz, won Best Script at the Bavarian TV Awards 2021, as well as the Golden Bird Prize at SDA 2020.
The German crime drama "Murder Squared" by Rowboat Filmproduction/ZDF will also make its way to Walter Presents, as well as "No Place Like Home." The latter is a series by acclaimed director Gabriele Muccino that won a Nastri D’Argento in 2022. "No Place Like Home" by Sky Studios/Lotus Production tells the story of the Ristuccia family, who, after the patriarch Pietro dies, start fighting over the inheritance of his famous restaurant, revealing a secret of the past and causing the family’s seemingly perfect façade to crumble. The limited series "Murder Squared" revolves around the murder of an heir to a family-run construction company. With his death, any solidarity within the family collapses as suddenly as its scandalous multi-million housing projects.