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Netflix expands Polish slate

April 29, 2024

Netflix has announced a slate of new Polish titles coming to the streaming platform this year.

First up is mini series Project UFO, the directorial debut of Kasper Bajon, that will tell a story inspired by real events in the 1980s durings investigations into an alleged UFO landing in a remote countryside village.

Boxer, directed by Mitja Okorn, is another title that will take audiences back in time. Produced by Maciej Kawulski, most recently known for his work on How I Fell in Love with a Gangster, the new film is set in communist Poland and follows the journey of the main character Jędrek both in the boxing ring and on his way to England, where he hopes to make his dreams come true.

Also launching this year will be Napad, a new film from the duo Michał Gazda (director) and Magdalena Szwedkowicz (producer) – the team behind last year’s success of Forgotten Love. The plot set in the 1990s follows a retired policeman trying to bring to justice those behind a ruthless bank robbery case.

Go Ahead, Brother – another criminal story coming soon to Netflix – is an action series written by Kacper Wysocki, responsible for the script of Feedback, a 2023 acclaimed series. This new title, produced by Łukasz Dzięcioł (Dead End, The Queen), will take an insider’s look into the quest by a former elite police unit officer to solve his financial worries.

Among Polish creators debuting on Netflix is Klara Kochańska-Bajon, a co-director of a new series Mothers of Penguins – a heart-warming story of childhood and different challenges of being a parent. Beloved set of actors, including Jan Peszek and Maciej Stuhr, will also star in a Netflix production for the first time in a new film Inheritance about an extraordinary family that fights over their eccentric uncle’s fortune. 

Acclaimed actress Maja Ostaszewska will join Jakub Gierszał, who is also making his Netflix debut, in Colors of Evil: Red, a film adaptation of a popular novel, taking the fans of crime stories to the Polish sea coast.

Magdalena Popławska will return to Netflix screens in a hilarious story of Divorce where a formerly married couple decides to have their church wedding annulled, not without obstacles on their way.

Finally, a beloved comedy series Green Glove Gang, will also return for a second season this year.  

Altogether the list of newly announced titles includes nine Polish productions to launch still in 2024  – four series and five films. This adds to the titles already released this year – the final installment of a hit trilogy The Mire: Millenium, Season 2 of Love Never Lies: Poland and a gripping criminal series Detective Forst, as well as romantic comedy films Kill Me If You Dare and No Pressure.

Michael Azzolino, Netflix’s VP of Content for Central and Eastern Europe, Benelux and Turkey, commented:
“We are excited to work again with a range of extremely talented local creators – who bring to Netflix their diverse stories, appreciated by viewers in Poland for their quality and distinctive characters. Fans will be excited to see the authors of such Netflix hits as High Water, Forgotten Love or How I Fell in Love with a Gangster returning to Netflix to test their unique skills in new genres or creative challenges that they haven’t had the opportunity to explore before. We also have a few surprises  from emerging Polish talents that will give audiences a chance to experience fresh perspectives on local stories.” 

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