In what is being hailed as a “timely” acquisition, Channel 4 has secured the UK rights to Polish drama The Border for their foreign language VOD service Walter Presents, TVWise has learned. This marks the first Polish drama that C4 has acquired for the streaming service.
The Border follows a border guard unit specialising in detecting human-traffickers on the extreme border of the EU between Poland and Ukraine who becomes the target of a devastating bomb attack. The Captain, Rebrow is the only survivor. Injured and shattered at the loss of his friends and girlfriend, and suspected of masterminding the tragedy himself, he becomes desperate to clear his name and find out who is responsible and secretly begins his own investigation.
As with the vast majority of high-end foreign language drama series acquired for Walter Presents, The Border will initially premiere on Channel 4 before seguing to the streaming service as an exclusive series beginning with the second episode. While an exact premiere date has not yet been set, The Border, which consists of six episodes, is expected to launch in the UK later this month.
Since its launch last year, Walter Presents has amassed more than 9 million stream requests. The service is a joint venture between Channel 4 & and Global Series Network and is available for free in the UK via Channel 4’s VOD hub All4. Walter Presents is the UK home to a number award winning and critically acclaimed foreign language series, such as Deutshland 83 and Locked Up.