Curated global streaming service Walter Presents is expanding its award-winning collection by acquiring over 100 hours of programming for 2022/23 from the largest commercial broadcaster in Italy, Mediaset. The Silence of Water, Rosy Abate, Codename Solo, Love and Sacrifice and Winds of Passion will be made available on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel in the US and Canada, and on Comcast Xfinity X1 and Roku in the US. The Silence of Water will also launch in Australia on Stan and in New Zealand via TVNZ.
The Silence of Water centres on the disappearance of a teenager that becomes the starting point of an investigation shining a light the dark side of a small village by the sea. False tracks, hidden truths and secret relationships - nothing is quite what it seems.
Rosy Abate tells the story of Rosy, presumed dead in an explosion, but actually she’s living in Liguria under a new identity. However, her new life is turned upside down when she learns that her son Leonardo is still alive.
Codename Solo follows Marco, an undercover cop who has infiltrated the Italian Mafia in Rome. By twice saving Bruno Corona, whose deal with a Ukrainian arms dealer goes bad, he is able to gain his trust.
Walter Iuzzolino, curator and co-founder of Walter Presents, says, “Mediaset have a long legacy of bringing popular and entertaining programming to Italian audiences, and with an ever-growing appetite for Italian content worldwide, I have no doubt that English-speaking audiences will eat up these five unique series.”
Claudia Marra, International Sales Manager of Mediaset Italy adds, “we are excited to start this new collaboration with Walter Presents, a true authority in the international series landscape and we are happy to have some Italian dramas spread in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It is a good moment for Italian content to travel and we trust audiences will appreciate our taste.”