The Beach

Beta Film has acquired worldwide product sales rights to the Greek drama sequence “The Beach” a primetime sensation for Greek public broadcaster ERT, the Munich-based manufacturing and distribution powerhouse launched on the eve of Mipcom.

The 24-part one-hour sequence began on an idyllic commune on the shores of Crete in 1969, where love and freedom intertwine until a murder exposes the messy entanglements spurred on by the hippie residents. However, even the straight-laced police officer assigned to analyse the crime finds he can’t resist the temptations of paradise.

Stefanos Blatsos (“Love After”) directs the hit drama set at Matala Seashore in Crete with scripts from George Chrysovitsanos and Kostas Gerampinis. The solid accommodates Danai Michalaki (“Wild Bees”), starring as Hypatia, a London-based doctor coming once more to her hometown, the place she meets Harry, carried out by Dimitris Mothonaios (“A Day inside the Lifetime of a Teddy Bear”).

Since launching on ERT in early September, when nearly one in three Greek viewers tuned in, the current has dominated primetime TV slots and topped the trending tab on X (beforehand Twitter), hitting a peak market share of 15% — better than doubling ERT1’s every single day score widespread and catapulting the channel into the very best ranks nationwide.

Produced by Foss Productions in co-production with ERT, the current attracted nearly 1,000,000 viewers to its linear premiere, whereas racking up better than 3.6 million on-demand views for ERTFLIX, the official VOD platform of the native commissioning broadcaster — an all-time extreme. On the heels of the current’s groundbreaking success, forthcoming seasons have already been greenlit.

Cast: Danae Michalaki (Ypatia Archontaki), Dimitris Mothonaios (Harry Pierce), Alexandros Logothetis (Dionysis Archontakis), Yulika Skafida (Antigoni Archontaki), Nikolas Papagiannis (Grantos Mavritsakis), Demosthenis Papadopoulos (Loizos Androulidakis), Gogo Kartsana (Maria Zafeiraki) , Dimitris Xanthopoulos (Sifis Geronymakis), Dimitris Kitsos (Pavlos Archontakis), Eleana Stravodimou (Natali Pascal), Alexandros Perros (Mark Benson), Maria Bagana (Nona Zenovaki), Alexandros Moukanos (Papa-Nikolas Mavritsakis), Nikos Karagiorgis (Pantelis Arvanitakis ), Eustathia Tsapareli (Kerasia Mavritsaki), Xenia Dania (Tess Wilson), Marthilia Svarna (Laura Brown), Giorgos Savvidis (Tommy Baker), Stefanos Mouagie (Steve Miller), Alex Sid (Brian Taylor), Takis Sakellaris (Kostas Zafeirakis) , Katerina Lypiridou (Eleni Androulidaki), Noni Ioannidou (Anna Tsampouraki), Giorgos Giannopoulos (Manolis Papagiannakis), Promitheas Neratini (Ilias Papadomichelakis), Veroniki Kyriakopoulou (Veronika Thompson).

As Pit Ferguson: Kostas Nikoulis
As Giorgos Pavlopoulos: Giannis Koukourakis
As Nikitas Tsampourakis: Giorgos Michalakis
As Andreas Karachalios: Makis Papadimitriou
As Nikolina Archontaki: Betty Livanou
And as Dimitros Archontakis: Giorgos Ninos

Screenplay: Georgos Chrysavitsanos, Kostas Gerabinis
Direction: Stefanos Blatsos
Directors: Evie Vardaki, Christos Zacharakis
Cinematography: Andreas Goulos, Angelos Papadopoulos
Production Design: Sofia Zouberi
Costume Design: Ninetta Zacharopoulou
Makeup: Lia Protopappa, Elli Kriara
Sound: Panagiotis Psimenos, Andreas Gkobas
Editing : Christos Markakis
Music and Lyrics: Alex Sid, Dimitris Nasis (Quasamodo)
Music Supervision: Asimakis Kontogiannis
Casting: Iro Gallou
Project Manager: Orestis Plakias
Production Organization: Spyros Savvas, Dimitris Apostolidis
Producer: Stelios Kotionis
Executive Producer: Vasilis Chrisanthopoulos
Production: ERT

Based on an original idea by Penelope Kurtzi and Avgi Vagia.



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