Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has launched its first set of scripted Viaplay Originals in Poland. The titles include "Polish Murderesses," "Black Dog" and "Freedom of the Swallow." “We want to play a positive, long-term role in Poland’s creative industry and will work with the best talents, whether they’re famous today or will be famous tomorrow,” Filippa Wallestam, NENT Group Chief Content Officer, said. “As these first three commissions show, our stories will be different and thought-provoking as well as entertaining.”
Viaplay became available in the region today for a cost of PLN 34 per month. With this launch included, the service has now reached nine European countries with the US due to follow later this year. It will also make a debut in the Netherlands in Q1 of next year, and additional markets by the end of 2023. The shows covers themese in development with some of Poland’s most popular creatives.
Polish, Nordic and international original drama will also be included, as well as live sports, Hollywood films and series, and kids content. "Polish Murderesses," produced by NENT Group’s Paprika Studios Poland, is an adaptation of Katarzyna Bonda’s best-selling true crime book of the same name, and tells the stories of a diverse group of killer women. Bonda is Poland’s most popular crime writer, with over 2 million books sold, and her work has been published in 15 countries.
"Black Dog" is a six-part psychological action drama that follows veterans returning from conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, which were the Polish army’s largest combat operations since World War 2. The soldiers now face another battlefield: confronting poverty and physical and mental scars, as well as corruption among their former commanders. ‘Black Dog’ is created by Artur Kowalewski, the creative producer of ATM Grupa. Inspired by Paula Er’s hit debut novel, "Freedom of the Swallow," written by Agnieszka Kruk and produced by Opus TV, uses an innovative narrative structure to tell Olga's story and depict the effects of domestic abuse.
We want to play a positive, long-term role in Poland’s creative industry and will work with the best talents, whether they’re famous today or will be famous tomorrow. As these first three commissions show, our stories will be different and thought-provoking as well as entertaining.” Filippa Wallestam Chief Content Officer, NENT Group