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Poland’s TVP Sets Drama Series ‘We Shall Live Together,’ ‘Matylda’ for MipTV

TVP, Poland’s largest broadcaster, announced two series topping its MipTV slate: comedy-drama “We Shall Live Together” and period drama “Matylda.”

The six-episode “We Shall Live Together” is the first series produced in Poland that is set during the Russian-Ukraine war. In the series, Polish couple Basia and Tadeusz, who live in the mansion of Basia’s wealthy mother Magda, bring two Ukrainian refugees to live with them, turning their world upside-down. Although Magda reluctantly welcomes the guests, this unexpected situation creates numerous comedic but also touching moments. TVP notes thatt he series focuses on the consequences of war in ordinary peoples’ lives.

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“We Shall Live Together” stars Lena Góra and Oksana Czerkaszyna. Anna Maliszewska and Tadeusz Łysiak direct.

The 13-episode “Matylda” tells the story of a young rebel, the daughter of a participant in Poland’s 1863 January Uprising. The action takes place in the Lublin region dozens of years after the Uprising. The title character, 17-year-old Matylda Bilińska, is the daughter of an insurgent, a wealthy landowner exiled to Siberia. Restless Matylda is not satisfied with the teachings instilled in the girls at her boarding school. Her rebellious nature means that she has to seek help from her immediate family in a beautiful estate in the countryside. There she will experience her first love, discover the truth about her loved ones and learn to live on her own terms. Above all, however, she will come face to face with a deadly enemy.

Both series were produced by Telewizja Polska. “We Shall Live Together” is executive produced by MTL Maxfilm and “Matylda” is executive produced by Delord.

“These two series have incredibly high production value, and are two unique stories with relatable characters. ‘Matylda’ is part of our ongoing development of period drama that reflects Poland’s rich history, and ‘We Shall Live Together’ is like a piece of modern history, reflecting Poland’s ties with Ukraine and its people. We know these two series will stand out at MipTV, and suit audiences all over the world,” said Urszula Suszko, head of international sales at TVP.

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