Zentropa examines fraud and corruption within EU in Euro-noir series Babylon
The Euro-noir series Babylon – the first pan-European TV drama about fraud and corruption within the EU, backed by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)– will be staged by Denmark’s Zentropa Entertainments.
Scripts for the 24x50min programme will be ready in February, for shooting to commence later this year in collaboration with Danish and Swedish pubcasters DR and SVT, ARTE France and RTÉ Ireland. The show is internationally marketed by Denmark’s TrustNordisk.
”A truck driver smashes into a crowd at the historic Waterloo monument just a few miles outside Brussels, killing students, politicians, members of the press and security people,” is the EBU’s introduction to Babylon, which follows the investigation of Belgian police John van Martens and an Irish newly elected MEP who do not believe this was not just another drunk-drive accident. They eventually realise that ”like in The X-files, The Da Vinci Code and 24hrs, there is a conspiracy around the corner, and a dense concentration of power pulling the strings”.
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