WarnerMedia’s HBO Europe has greenlit an eight-part drama set in Hungary that follows a university student who is also a government spy.
The Informant (8 x 40 minutes) is being shot in Budapest and has been written by Bálint Szentgyörgyi, who also directs alongside Áron Mátyássy and Bence Miklauzic.
The story follows 20-year-old student and informant Geri (Gergely Váradi) as he starts university in 1980’s Hungary but must attempt to keep his two lives separate.
Producers are Anna Závorszky for HBO Europe and Viktória Petrányi (White God) for Proton Cinema, which is also providing production services.
Johnathan Young, executive producer at HBO Europe, said: “As soon as we read Bálint Szentgyörgyi’s pilot script we were hooked on The Informant. The opportunity to revisit a well-known period in Hungary’s history with fresh eyes and vivid young characters was too good to miss.
“We hope our show will surprise the audience as well as entertain. This is not the grim 80’s as is sometimes portrayed. Our characters are determined to make the most of their lives and are embracing every opportunity with warmth, and looking forward to the future with optimism.”