Production begins on SkyShowtime Original Series Śleboda starring Maria Dębska, Maciej Musiał and Piotr Pacek

Śleboda_SkyShowtime Original_P. Pacek, M. Dębska, M. Musiał__Credit_Bartosz Mrozowski.jpg
  • jpg

The series is an adaptation of the critically acclaimed crime novel Śleboda and is the first locally commissioned SkyShowtime original production in Poland

Today, SkyShowtime announced that production is underway in the Podhale region of Poland for Śleboda - the first locally commissioned original programming project in Central and Eastern Europe. Polish stars Maria Dębska (Autum Girl, Playing Hard), Maciej Musiał (Klangor, 1899) and Piotr Pacek (Kos, Sexify) were also announced today as lead cast in the upcoming SkyShowtime Original Series.

Directed by Michał Gazda and Bartosz Blaschke, with Tomasz Augustynek serving as the Director of Cinematography, SkyShowtime Original Series Śleboda is based on the first installment of the critically acclaimed series of crime novels written by Małgorzata Fugiel-Kuźmińska and Michał Kuźmiński. Magdalena Szwedkowicz also serves as Producer on the series.

Śleboda is a six-part original series starring Maria Dębska as university lecturer Anka Serafin, Maciej Musiał as journalist Sebastian Strzygoń and Piotr Pacek as local police officer Jędrek Chowaniec. The series revolves around a young anthropology doctor from Cracow (Dębska) who flees to the mountains seeking self-discovery, only to stumble upon a dead body. She quickly becomes entangled in solving a murder mystery and finds herself crossing paths with Sebastian (Musiał), a shameless journalist on the hunt for a scoop, and Jędrek (Pacek), a local police officer, who she shared a teenag[AS1] e romance with. Further cast members will be announced at a later date.

SkyShowtime Chief Content Officer, Kai Finke said: “We are excited to bring this on-screen adaption of the captivating novel to life, following the fantastic response received from Polish readers. With Maria Dębska, Maciej Musiał and Piotr Pacek leading the cast, we’re looking forward to seeing the series take shape over the coming months. Original series like Śleboda represent our continued commitment to providing our members with local entertainment, produced by local creators and starring local talent.” 

SkyShowtime is available direct-to-consumer via the SkyShowtime app across Apple iOS, tvOS, Android devices, Android TV, Google Chromecast, LG TV, Samsung, and through the website:


Notes to editors:

SkyShowtime Original series Śleboda is based on the critically acclaimed crime novel by Małgorzata Fugiel-Kuźmińska and Michal Kuźmiński, which was published by Wydawnictwo Dolnośląskie.

About SkyShowtime

SkyShowtime is Europe’s newest streaming service. A joint venture of Comcast and Paramount Global, SkyShowtime brings together the best of Hollywood and local entertainment in one place.

From movies, and original series from the iconic brands of Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks Animation, Paramount+, SHOWTIME®, Sky Studios, and Peacock to SkyShowtime Original series, SkyShowtime is Europe’s new home for premium entertainment.

Launched across all of its markets in 2023, SkyShowtime is available in Albania, Andorra, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. It is available through select television providers in some markets and across Apple iOS, tvOS, Android devices, Android TV, Google Chromecast, LG TV, Samsung Smart TVs, and the web.

Contact details

Receive SkyShowtime news on your RSS reader.

Or subscribe through Atom URL manually