Walter Presents

Snow Angels is a dark take on motherhood

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Walter Presents’ latest Scandi noir puts women, specifically mothers, at the centre of its dark and disturbing drama. In Snow Angels (Snöänglar), the lives of three women – 

a mother, policewoman and a paediatric nurse – become intertwined following the disappearance of a five-week-old boy, Lucas, shortly before Christmas in a snow-covered suburb of Stockholm. 

Channel 4 drama blows whistle on crime

Iuzzolino, who introduced an RTS London event in October, said: “It is one of the very few shows I’ve bought off-script.” In Witch Hunt, an accountant (Ida Waage, played by Westworld actor Ingrid Bolsø Berdal) blows the whistle on corruption, but finds herself subjected to harassment and false accusations.

Series creators and writers Anna Bache-Wiig and Siv Rajendram Eliassen were inspired by the true story of a whistleblower in Norway.

Walter Presents founders launch new production company

Walter Iuzzolino (Credit: Channel 4)

Eagle Eye Drama will produce English language dramas based on hit foreign language programmes that have been distributed on Walter Presents channels across the world.

Channel 4 will be a stakeholder in the new company and will invest through the Indie Growth Fund, which is aimed to support independent enterprises in the UK’s creative sector.

With several dramas already in development, Eagle Eye Drama has won two commissions from two broadcasters that will be announced in early 2020.

French thriller Killer by the Lake to premiere on Channel 4

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Created by Jeanne Le Guillou and Bruno Dega, the series revisits detective Lise (Julie De Bona), whose happy family life is interrupted when two women are discovered dead within two days.

After solving the disappearance of teenage girls by Lac de Sainte-Croix three years previously, Lise has moved 200 miles away to Lac d’Annecy with her husband and son. The family's rural idyll is shattered as Lise is placed as lead detective on the new murder case.

Meet Dragomir Mrsic: the bank robber-turned-TV star

Dragomir Mrsic stars as crooked cop Alex Leko in Swedish drama Alex (Credit: Global Series Network)

A stolen car sits, boot open, guarded by one man. A short distance away, two other masked men are carrying out the biggest robbery in the history of Sweden.

They tackle two female guards and crack open the safe of an armoured transport car, stealing away with around 730 million SEK, although much of it in unusable government bonds.

Three days later the men board a plane in Copenhagen having purchased round-the-world tickets costing over 55 000 SEK for the three.

One of those men, the man who stood guard while the robbery took place, is Dragomir Mrsic.

Young and Promising: On following your dreams, and letting them go

Gine Cornelia Pedersen, Siri Seljeseth and Alex Gjerpen (L-R) (Credit: NK/ALL/Walter Presents)

Succeeding in the creative industries takes as much luck as it does talent and dogged determination. But ultimately someone does make it. Why couldn’t that be you?

That is the central question of Young and Promising from All 4’s Walter Presents.

Foreign dramas head to Channel 4, More4 and BBC Four

Locked Up - Channel 4

Walter Presents is also bringing back successful Spanish prison drama Locked Up.

The first series proved popular last year, with Walter Iuzzolino of Walter Presents telling the RTS that the day after the show launched online, “something like 11 000 people had already burned through the entire [series]”

The show, he said, “is “really different. It’s really Hispanic. It’s very technicolour. It’s fun. It’s very sweaty. It is Spanish exuberance!”