Walter Presents: Ukrainian crime drama Hide and Seek.

Series description: A video of a missing girl is posted with a mysterious set of numbers. But what do they mean? Detectives Varta Naumova and Maksim Shumov take on the complex case and their own demons.

Original title: Pryatki

Watch it here.

UK Premiere date: Friday, 12 August 2022. Episode 1 is on Channel 4 on Sunday, 14 August at 11:00PM.

Also available in the US via Walter Presents on PBS Masterpiece as well as Walter Presents via Roku & Comcast Xfinity.

More detailed series description via press release: WALTER PRESENTS: HIDE AND SEEK follows detectives Varta and Maksim, as they hunt down an elusive Pied Piper of an unsuspecting town.

In an ordinary looking apartment, a father and daughter play a game of hide-and-seek. While searching for his daughter, she is nowhere to be found… Later, a video is posted which shows the girl holding a sign with a mysterious set of numbers. But what do they mean? She’s the first of several children who disappear without a trace in a small industrial town. Young detectives Varta Naumova and Maksim Shumov take on the complex case and… their own demons. Varta is a distant person and extremely protective of her personal space, while Maksim comes across as an easy-going sociable guy. Both have experienced trauma in their lives, and this case touches them on a deeper level. They become personally vested in finding the children and apprehending the kidnapper as they face their respective pasts.

Nominated for Best Central and Eastern European Series at the Serial Killer awards.

Link to imdb page.

Other useful links:
Foreign Crime Drama Review
Drama Quarterly interview with Film UA’s head of development and coproductions Kateryna Vyshnevska and creative producer Olesya Lukyanenko

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