Greece’s Open TV launched Eccho Rights' “My Sweet Lie” remake

Greece became the second market to air the series outside of Turkey, distributed by Eccho Rights.

10 APR 2024

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Greek broadcaster Open TV has launched “Like a Lie” (“Σαν ψέμα”), a romantic comedy drama based on the Turkish format “My Sweet Lie”. The series, which is airing in the early evening prime access slot, opened strongly, becoming the second-most watched program on Open TV on Monday. International distributor Eccho Rights licensed the script rights to Open TV in Greece, who became the second international broadcaster to commission a remake following the Slovakian adaptation for Markiza, "Mom for Rent” (“Mama na prenájom”), a second season of which is currently airing. The Slovak version was named among CeeTV’s CEE Breakout Hits of the Year in 2023.

Produced in 2019 by O3 Medya for Star TV, “My Sweet Lie” was an immediate hit and became the top performing drama series of the summer in Turkey that year.

Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama at Eccho Rights, said: “This is a unique and brilliant format, with a warm family story at its heart that lends itself perfectly to local adaptation. The original was a huge phenomenon and the Slovakian version has been a returning favourite for the past 18 months, so we can’t wait to see what the future holds for this latest version from our friends in Greece.”

"Like a Lie" stars Nikos Polyderopoulos (“The Tattoo”) as Peter, a single father who after being abandoned by his wife, maintains a lie to his daughter that her mother is away traveling, but will one day return. When Zoe, played by Katerina Geronikolou (“And Yet I'm Still Here”), makes an unexpected entrance into their lives, little Alice thinks that she must be her mother - and Peter doesn’t have the heart to tell her the truth, opening the door to a whole new world of lies.