THIS FEBRUARY FOUR NEW WALTER PRESENTS SERIES PREMIERE ON THE PBS MASTERPIECE PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL: “INNOCENT,” “FENIX,” “THICKER THAN WATER,” AND “TORN”
THIS FEBRUARY FOUR NEW WALTER PRESENTS SERIES PREMIERE ON THE PBS MASTERPIECE PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL:
“INNOCENT,” “FENIX,” “THICKER THAN WATER,” AND “TORN”
Arlington, VA – January 29, 2020 – This February, PBS Distribution debuts the first seasons of four new series from Walter Presents on the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel. They include “Innocent,” the French drama-thriller about a woman trying to prove her innocence after being convicted of murder, “Fenix,” the Nordic drama about two strangers whose fathers’ pasts bring them together, “Thicker Than Water,” following three siblings whose secrets and dark pasts resurface after they are reunited at their mother’s B&B on the beautiful Swedish archipelago Sunnanö, and “Torn” the French thriller that follows two high school sweethearts reunited as adults, caught between their families. The subscription rate for the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel is $5.99/month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. Every purchase helps supports public television for all.
Walter Presents: Innocent,
Roxane Delage, a professor of archaeology in Marseille, wakes up naked and confused next to the body of a murdered man, in the living room of a house that isn’t hers. Not knowing how she got there, what happened or what to do, she panics and runs away. A few hours later the police track her down and arrest her. She is indicted for the murder of this man who the police think is her lover, but Roxane has never seen him before. Roxane is tried and sentenced to twelve years in prison.
Street Date: February 7, 2020
Language: French with English Subtitles
Eight years later, she is released from prison and is determined to get to the truth of what happened that night, to find the real murderer and prove her innocence.
Walter Presents: Fenix, Season 1
When the young daughter of Jos Segers, leader of the town’s gypsy gang, is kidnapped by rival gang leader Gideon, Jos sets up a deal with police chief Peter Haag to put Gideon behind bars. But Gideon isn’t the only one being played; the plan ends in disaster and only one person escapes with their life. In the aftermath, Peter’s daughter, a police officer and Jos’ son, both estranged from their families, return years later to Brabant with their lives now inexplicably entwined.
Street Date: February 14, 2020
Language: Dutch with English Subtitles
Slowly, the two get drawn back into the town’s complicated criminal past which forces them to remember exactly why they left in the first place....
Walter Presents: Thicker Than Water, Season 1
Anna-Lisa is the owner of a popular B&B on a beautiful Swedish island which she runs with her son Oskar, her two other children Jonna and Lasse have long moved away and become estranged from her. She sends postcards to them inviting them back to the island and the guest house they grew up in. For the first time in years the family is together again. When Anna-Lisa is found dead one morning, the siblings learn that she had terminal cancer, her Will leaves specific instructions for the siblings to run the lodge together for a summer season.
Street Date: February 21, 2020
Language: Swedish with English Subtitles
Once they complete this they will be able to inherit whatever Anna-Lisa has left them. It takes some convincing but Jonna, Lasse, and Oskar agree to their mother’s last wish. As the summer season swings into full gear, tensions between the siblings begin to rise and despite the idyllic setting, the homecoming arouses old memories, resentments and dark secrets come to the surface. Will they be able to survive the summer together?
Walter Presents: Torn, Season 1
Victoire Delorme is a school teacher who recently underwent heart surgery, and has just moved with her husband and their two children from the bustle of Paris to a small village in south-eastern France. On the first day of school, Victoire runs into Florent Mallevalm, her high school sweet heart and her first love, who is now a chef at a restaurant in town. The attraction is immediate and both realize their love and passion for each other never left. Victoire and Florent are both married and have children, making their love for each other more complicated.
Street Date: February 28, 2020
Language: French with English Subtitles
On the night that Victoire and Florent decide to tell and leave their spouses, Florent’s wife suddenly disappears. The police begin to investigate but have no leads or evidence. Was this a marital dispute gone wrong? Is Florent’s wife Marion still alive? Torn is a story of a couple’s second chance, with plenty of twists and turns along the way.
Winner of 83 Primetime Emmys and 16 Peabody Awards, MASTERPIECE has been essential Sunday night viewing for millions of fans since 1971. Rebecca Eaton is the Executive Producer-at-Large. Susanne Simpson is the Executive Producer of the series. Funding for MASTERPIECE is provided by Viking with additional support from public television viewers and contributors to The MASTERPIECE Trust. Presented on PBS by WGBH Boston, MASTERPIECE is known for recent hits such as Sherlock, Downton Abbey and Victoria, and beloved classics such as Upstairs Downstairs, Prime Suspect, The Forsyte Saga and Poldark.
About WALTER PRESENTS
Walter Presents launched in January 2016 in the U.K. as a video-on-demand service and is a joint venture between Channel 4 and Global Series Network, founded by Jason Thorp, Walter Iuzzolino and Jo McGrath. Dedicated to showcasing award-winning foreign language drama, the service is named after its curator, Walter Iuzzolino, a passionate drama fan. In March 2017, Walter Presents launched as an SVOD platform in the U.S., with the New York Times hailing it as a “chic TV boutique with a foreign accent.” In November 2017, Walter Presents launched in Australia through pay TV service Foxtel, and in Italy in September 2018, it launched its first roll-out in mainland Europe on Discovery’s Nove, Giallo and Dplay channels. In October 2018, Walter Presents partnered with PBS Distribution to launch over 300 hours of quality foreign language dram on the MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel. Walter’s Choice is a selection of the Walter Presents programming that is made available for air on PBS stations.
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