International streaming video service Walter Presents launched in the United States on Wednesday, becoming the latest entry in an increasingly crowded SVOD marketplace.
Walter Presents focuses on a curated list of foreign language TV shows curated by Walter Iuzzolino, an Italian television producer who personally selects the programming for the service. A partnership between the U.K's Channel 4 and Global Services Network, it launches in the U.S. with 34 series from 11 different countries. Two new series will be added each month.
Series premiering on Walter Presents include:
This tense thriller is set in an illegal, secret underground hospital where a surgeon who is desperate to save his dying wife and a resourceful doomsday prepper forge an unlikely partnership to treat patients from the criminal underworld and those who need to stay ‘off the grid’.
In a world of fake news, this pertinent political drama explores the intense rivalry between two spin-doctors, the seasoned master (Bruno Wolkowitch) and his protége (Grégory Fitoussi). Both men are willing to manipulate the truth to ensure their candidate will win the snap election which is called after the president is suddenly killed.
FLIGHT HS13 (Netherlands)
‘Homeland’ meets ‘The Affair’ in this delicious tale of lies and betrayal. Flight HS13 follows a couple whose lives change forever after a plane crash reveals the husband’s secret life. Angry, confused and frustrated, his wife battles to uncover the truth.
BLACK WIDOW (Netherlands)
Imagine if Tony Soprano was killed in the opening episode of ‘The Sopranos’ and Carmela was forced to take over the mafia business in order to protect her family. Holland’s most successful and iconic drama is a series brimming with betrayal and love, greed, ambition and testing family loyalties.
The U.K. version of Walter Presents is ad-supported, but the American version is ad-free, with a subscription cost of $6.99 monthly or $69.99 annually. It can be viewed on mobile apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and Android devices, Apple TV, Amazon Channels, with a Roku app coming sometime in the future.