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Netflix Debuts Trailer for Suspense Filled Polish Drama Series 'High Water'

Netflix Debuts Trailer for Suspense Filled Polish Drama Series 'High Water'

The Limited Series Premieres on Netflix On October 5

The gripping six-episode limited drama series - High Water - stars Agnieszka Żulewska, Tomasz Schuchardt, Ireneusz Czop, and Tomasz Kot. The show is inspired by the real-life events of the Millennium Flood which hit Poland, as well as parts of the Czech Republic and Germany in 1997.  This is the first time the story of the flood has been adapted on screen. 

In July 1997, scientists and local government officials face life-and-death decisions when a destructive flood wave threatens the city of Wrocław in Poland. The local authorities, led by the aspiring clerk Jakub Marczak (Tomasz Schuchardt) bring in Jaśmina Tremer (Agnieszka Żulewska), a female hydrologist with a troubled past, to help save the city at any cost. At the same time, Andrzej Rębacz (Ireneusz Czop) returns to his hometown, a village near Wrocław, unexpectedly leading the rebellious residents against the disaster. Under time pressure, the authorities make a difficult decision that will forever change the lives of the main characters as well as the history of the entire region and its inhabitants.

After the creative team spoke with hundreds of flood survivors and witnesses, producer and creator Anna Kępińska said: While it’s impossible to tell the story of every person who experienced the flood, we wanted to focus on the moods and emotions of the events to create a universal story about making difficult decisions, the conflict of generations, and the tensions between individual and the collective, the city, and the countryside. Our story is about individuals facing the things they can’t get away from and about people coming together to take action.  The flood was a catalyst for society and overnight, ordinary everyday life was replaced by the struggles of the elements and trusted leaders emerged from the crowd.

High Water is directed by Jan Holoubek and Bartłomiej Ignaciuk, with Anna Kępińska as a producer and the originator of the series, and Kasper Bajon and Kinga Krzemińska as writers.  

High Water will premiere only at Netflix, October 5, 2022.

Agata Burdzy

Originals Publicity Manager | POLAND & CEE

aburdzy@netflix.com