The hotly anticipated series, dubbed by some as the Polish Peaky Blinders, WALTER PRESENTS: THE KING OF WARSAW is finally here after its initial 2021 release was unavoidably postponed.
It’s 1937 Warsaw and fascism hangs over Europe. The Jewish mafia rules the city before the outbreak of World War II under the leadership of Buddy Kaplica, a Polish gangster-socialist with connections in high places. His right-hand man is a ruthless Jewish boxer, Jakub Szapiro, adored by women and envied and feared by men. Deep down, Jakub dreams about taking over Buddy’s position and becoming the king of the mafia. Torn between loyalty to his boss and a chance to fulfil his own ambitions, Jakub will rise to a decisive fight for power in the streets and will be absorbed by the relentless world of sex and violence causing a mob war which could determine the fate of Warsaw and the entire country.
The Polish Film Awards winning series is based on the recently UK-published book of the same title by Szczepan Twardoch, one of the most prominent Polish writers of his generation.
Here’s a brief trailer (which still shows the original planned release date of August 2021):
The series (8 episodes) is available on Walter Presents via All 4 from Friday 13th May. The first episode premieres on Channel 4 on Sunday, 15th May at 11:00PM.
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