Netflix announced that it had acquired worldwide rights to the drama series “Maestro” (pictured), directed by and starring Christoforos Papakaliatis, the first Greek TV show to bow on the streaming service. The series, which is currently airing on private broadcaster MEGA, will launch on Netflix in Greece and Cyprus on Dec. 19, ahead of a worldwide rollout in early 2023.
Netflix Italia manager of content acquisitions Veronica Vitali held the show up as the type of series the streaming service is looking for from the growing Greek TV business.
“‘Maestro’ is a great example of…a show that feels very local, very Greek. But at the same time, it touches on universal themes like forbidden love, human nature, conflicts, family,” she said. “This is what we hope will make people connect with it around the world.”
Ferdinand Dohna, a producer at Munich-based production and distribution powerhouse Beta Film, which is selling the Greek abduction thriller “Silent Road” internationally, noted that the series underscores a dramatic tradition dating back to the days of ancient Greece. “It really shows the Greek excellence in storytelling,” he said.