Production on The Woods, the new Netflix Original series from Poland, has already started. The show is expected to launch in 2020.
Another of best-selling author Harlan Coben‘s novels is being adapted for Netflix, this one as the second Netflix Original from Poland. The new show is the suspense thriller The Woods.
Set in two time periods — 1994 and 2019 — The Woods tells the story of Warsaw prosecutor Paweł Kopiński, who is still grieving the loss of his sister from twenty five years ago. That was the night she walked into the woods at a summer camp and was never seen again. Now the discovery of a homicide victim — a boy who vanished along with Paweł’s sister — reveals evidence that links him to her disappearance. As hope rises that his sister could still be alive, dangerous secrets from his family’s past threaten to tear apart everything that Paweł has been trying to hold together.
The six-part mystery series is directed by Leszek Dawid (You Are God) and Bartosz Konopka (Rabbit a la Berlin) and was written by Agata Malesińska and Wojtek Miłoszewski. Anna Nagler (The Coldest Game) is a creative producer on the series, and Andrzej Muszyński and Harlan Coben serve as the executive producers.
Said Leszek Dawid:
“The Woods is a story full of secrets — a story you will want to follow. Try as hard as you might to bury unresolved issues from the past, but one day they will find their way back to you anyway. What I find fascinating is the way the film deals with the idea of a carefree adolescence. Looking back at the time in your life when you lived your most beautiful but, at the same time, your most atrocious experiences. Learning the truth. You cannot go any further without doing that.”
Added Bartosz Konopka:
“I would like to be as strong as [Paweł Kopiński]. He has been through a lot in his life — has lost loved ones and has been abandoned and betrayed — but despite this, he still manages to stay standing and keep on fighting; he has faith in other people and refuses to give up hope in them. If he can win over his own demons, acknowledge his mistakes, confront the past, seek the truth, find peace and forgive himself, then I believe I can do that too. This is the most encouraging aspect of this story.”
A production of ATM Grupa supported financially by the Polish Film Institute, The Woods is another collaboration between Harlan Coben and Netflix, joining the upcoming British series The Stranger and the Spanish series El Inocente as Netflix Original series.
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