Winter 2018. Finally, the new and long-awaited fiction series Over Water airs in primetime. Written by Tom Lenaerts and Paul Baeten Gronda, starring Flemish’ finest actors such as Tom Dewispelaere, Tom Van Dyck, Natali Broods, Ruth Becquart, Kevin Janssens and Jeroen Perceval, the series is widely acclaimed.
Former television star John Beckers is given one last chance to get his life back on track. Laid off his addiction to booze and gambling, he eagerly takes on a new role in the port of Antwerp in his father-in-law’s company of container transport. Despite his good intentions Beckers makes nothing but wrong choices, gradually becoming the kingpin of the highly lucrative but dangerous cocaine trafficking in the docks of the port.
Set against the raw background of the port of Antwerp, accompanied by a mesmerizing soundtrack, Over Water is an ingeniously edited psychological drama series with standout acting performances. Months before the release, there already was a real buzz about this universal story, both in Belgium and abroad.
Over Water, first season aired in 2018/2019. The second season will be broadcast as from early 2020.
- Directed by Norman Bates (Dirk Verheye & Inti Calfat)
- Showrunner - Tom Lenaerts
- Scenario - Tom Lenaerts & Paul Baeten Gronda
- Length - 10 x 50 min
- Broadcaster – één (VRT / Flemish Public Broadcaster)
- Preproduction – 2016
- Shooting period – 2017
- First episode – 16 December 2018
- Second season – Early 2020
- Nominaties: [Cinequest // Rockie Awards - Drama Series: Non-English Language
- Distributie door: ZDF Enterprises