Walter Presents will bring curated foreign content to the UK
Channel 4 will launch a new on-demand service showcasing the best of foreign-language drama in January.
Walter Presents will be available for free on the channel’s digital hub All 4.
Former creative director at Betty, Walter Iuzzolino, will hand pick the content, drawn from around the world.
The first slate of dramas on the service, which launches on 3 January, includes Belgian drama-comedy Clan, German/US co-production Deutschland 83 and Argentinian psychological thriller Pure Evil.
Iuzzolino said, “Over the past few years, the world has been producing some truly amazing drama series, but we haven’t been able to watch them – until now.”
The move follows the success of foreign dramas The Returned and Saboteurs on More 4.
The service, which had the original working title 4 World Drama, is a partnership between Channel 4 and Global Series Network, where Iuzzolino is Chief Creative Officer.
Following the launch on All4, the two parties plan to rollout Walter Presents in other TV markets.