6 June 2019 – The first original HBO series in Croatian has debuted in America on Wednesday.
The six-part series ‘Uspjeh’ (Success), which won HBO’s First Draft competition and is the first original HBO series from the region, aired for the first time last night in America.
Uspjeh, from author Marjan Alčevski, is a dark dissection of today’s society. It is an authored, multi-strand, multi-layer character-driven drama about a group of four disparate people linked by a violent crime.
Oscar winner Danis Tanovic directs the series which is set in Zagreb. Tanovic is best known for films No Man’s Land (2001), which he won an Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film, Epizoda u zivotu beraca zeljeza (2013) and Smrt u Sarajevu (2016).
“Marjan Alcevski’s script is amazingly written, and I’m really happy that HBO recognised its quality and gave me the opportunity to collaborate on it,” he said.
HBO has produced series in Croatia before, most notably Game of Thrones and Knightfall in Dubrovnik. The series debuted on HBO in Europe in January.
You can see the trailer below.