Series features top Polish talent—stars Borys Szyc in the lead and was created by writer Jakub Żulczyk
SkyShowtime announced today that its first Polish-language original series Warszawianka will premiere exclusively on the service this June.
The show is a fictional drama series that follows the tragicomic adventures of 40-year old playboy Franek Czułkowski (aka “Czuły”), brilliantly portrayed by leading Polish actor Borys Szyc.
Czuły is a deeply complex character—a talented writer who has experienced success and failure and now finds himself trapped between his personal struggles and societal expectations.
Warszawianka features some of the city’s most interesting characters who inhabit Czuły’s life. The show follows his adventures as he struggles to grasp the meaning of his own existence in the modern world. The series consists of 11, 40-minute length episodes.
SkyShowtime CEO Monty Sarhan said: “As a streaming service created specifically for Europe, SkyShowtime is committed to authentic storytelling that entertains and moves audiences across our markets. We are excited to bring Warszawianka—our first Polish original series—to audiences this June. Brilliantly written by Jakub Żulczyk and starring the talented Borys Szyc, Warszawianka is compelling entertainment at its best. It is provocative adult-story telling and we are proud to be the exclusive home for this amazing show.”
“There are people who add colour to our lives - but they themselves live on the edge of black. Warszawianka is the story of Franek 'Czuły' - a 40-year-old who is still a teenager. He is the best and worst father in the world. He is a sweet talker caught up in the city lifestyle, and a good guy who keeps making bad decisions. He is a man who is still in love, however he has no idea how to love. There are only a few guys like Czuły, and I believe viewers will be drawn to the show as I think many will find a part of themselves in his story. SkyShowtime have demonstrated a strong commitment to supporting the series and is the perfect home for Warszawianka.” - said Jakub Żulczyk, Script Writer.
“For me personally, Warszawianka is a show about freedom from and freedom to, and trying to escape the increasingly tight loop of social, moral, and cultural norms we find ourselves in. To paraphrase Houellebecq, it's a story about an attempt to expand the battlefield - that means possibilities like unlimited free will. This is definitely a series for adults and I’m excited that the show will be available soon, only on SkyShowtime.” - added Jacek Borcuch, Series Director.
SkyShowtime Original series Warszawianka is directed by Jacek Borcuch and written by Jakub Żulczyk. Piotr Uznański serves as Director of Photography. The series stars Borys Szyc. Additional cast includes Krystyna Janda, Jerzy Skolimowski, Ilona Ostrowska, Piotr Polak, Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieślak, Zofia Wichłacz, Paulina Gałązka, Jan Peszek, Marta Ścisłowicz, Marianna Zydek, Jakub Wieczorek, Tomasz Włosok, Maja Pankiewicz and Milena Goździela.
Filmed in the Republic of Poland with the support provided through the Act on Financial Support for Audio-visual Production by the Polish Film Institute and funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
SkyShowtime’s monthly price is 24,99 zł. It is available via the SkyShowtime app across Apple iOS, tvOS, Android devices, Android TV, Google Chromecast, LG TV, Samsung Smart TVs, and via the web at www.skyshowtime.com.
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