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HBO Europe to produce new drama series ‘Umbre’ in Romania

Umbre, (Small Time Gangster), a new drama series produced by HBO Europe for Romania, will start production in early June.

The plot follows a Bucharest taxi driver who doubles as a collector for a major local mobster.  Black humour and drama intertwine when Reiu accidentally kills someone and wants to escape the mob’s clutches, but there seems to be no way out.

Adapted from an Australian format created by Boilermaker Burberry PTY Ltd, and licensed by UK formats specialists DRG Formats, the 8×45 minute series will air on HBO Romania in early 2015.

Umbre is the third original series that HBO Europe has produced entirely in Romania. The screenplay is written by Bogdan Mirica and the lead director is Igor Cobileanski whose debut feature ‘La Limita de jos a cerului’ won him the 2014 Gopo Award for best newcomer.

The series will be produced by Multimedia Est, producer Dragos Vilcu. Executive Producer for HBO is Wayne Henry and Producer Aurelian Nica. Carmen Harabagiu is Executive Producer for HBO Romania.

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