25 MAR 2021

HBO EUROPE ORDERS HUNGARIAN DRAMA, “THE INFORMANT”

The Warnermedia-owned network is set to air the eight-part drama in Hungary. The show was produced by Anna Závorszky for HBO Europe and Viktória Petrányi for Proton Cinema.

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WarnerMedia’s HBO Europe has greenlit eight-part spy drama set in Hungary, “The Informant.” “As soon as we read Bálint Szentgyörgyi’s pilot script we were hooked on The Informant,” Johnathan Young, executive producer at HBO Europe, said. “The opportunity to revisit a well-known period in Hungary’s history with fresh eyes and vivid young characters was too good to miss.”

The story was written by Bálint Szentgyörgyi, who also directs alongside Áron Mátyássy and Bence Miklauzic. “We hope our show will surprise the audience as well as entertain," 

The show was produced by HBO Europe's Anna Závorszky and Viktória Petrányi for Proton Cinema. Proton Cinema will also contribute productions services to the series.

The story follows 20-year-old student, Geri who also serves as a government spy. informant. Gary starts university in 1980’s Hungary and must try "This is not the grim 80’s as is sometimes portrayed. Our characters are determined to make the most of their lives and are embracing every opportunity with warmth, and looking forward to the future with optimism.”

As soon as we read Bálint Szentgyörgyi’s pilot script we were hooked on 'The Informant.' The opportunity to revisit a well-known period in Hungary’s history with fresh eyes and vivid young characters was too good to miss.” Johnathan Young, Executive Producer, HBO Europe