East Meets West … “Spy/Master” … HBO Max

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Offers for May 2023

The captivating spy drama … mostly filmed in Hungary … premiere on HBO Max on May 19.2023.

Created by Adina Sădeanu and Kirsten Peters, Spy/Master is set at the height of the Cold War and follows a week in the life of fictional character Victor Godeanu, played by Alec Secăreanu (God’s Country, Ammonita, Merryland). Godeanu is the right-hand man and closest adviser of the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu, and at the same time a secret agent of the KGB. The man is forced to flee Romania and Ceaușescu before he is exposed. He has only one chance to survive: he uses a diplomatic route in Germany as a springboard to get to the United States. With the help of his former love, an embedded Stasi agent (Svenja Jung, Once upon a time, two Germanys – 89) and an up-and-coming CIA agent (Parker Sawyers, Southside with You), Godeanu helps the KGB and his own country’s spies (Ana Ularu and Laurențiu Bănescu) he also has to play it out, while he is aware that his defection will put his family members at home in mortal danger.

The six-part drama series is the winner of HBO Romania’s national screenwriting contest called “Write a screenplay…”. The series was produced by Proton Cinema and Mobra Films on behalf of HBO Max.

The world premiere of the first two episodes took place in February in the Berlinale Series section of the Berlin Film Festival. The two episodes will be available worldwide on May 19 on HBO Max. The remaining four episodes will then debut weekly on the streaming service’s platform, and will also air in Germany on Warner TV series. during the summer.

“Spy/Master” is directed by Christopher Smith (“Temple,” “Alex Rider”), with cinematography by Ben Wheeler BSC (“The Tourist,” “The Baby”) and Ádám Fillenz HCA (“Hier,” “Battle: Freestyle”). Antony Root and Johnathan Young are executive producers for HBO Max. Ioanina Pavel is the creative producer for HBO Max. Viktória Petrányi and Judit Sós are producers for Proton Cinema and Tudor Reu is the producer for Mobra Films

Update by Aggie Reiter

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