HBO Green-lights First Adria Region Original Drama


    ZAGREB: HBO Europe has green-lit the six-part drama Success directed by Oscar-winner Danis Tanović. The Zagreb-set series is the first original series to come out of the Adria region. It was written by Marian Alčevski and was selected as one of the winning projects at HBO Adria's First Draft contest, launched in 2016 to find new writing talent from the region. 

    Success consists of intertwining stories of four strangers who are bound together by a violent event.  As the consequences of their actions threaten to catch up with them, these four people, from diverse backgrounds, decide to regain control of their lives.    

    The hour-long show will be a TV drama series directed by Tanović. The series will be guided by HBO Adria’s Ana Balentovic and HBO Europe’s Johnathan Young, and produced by Zagreb-based production company Drugi plan.

    Antony Root, Executive Vice President of Programming and Production, HBO Europe, said, “Success is a beautifully-written drama that scratches beneath the surface of contemporary urban life, with a gripping story that unravels layer by layer.  We’re thrilled to have uncovered a brilliant young writer in Marjan, and to be welcoming Danis to HBO Europe for his first television series – and to our first original drama from the Adria region.”