Onza Distribution picks successful TV NOVA period drama ‘Golden Swan’

13 March, 2024

Onza Distribution picks successful TV NOVA period drama ‘Golden Swan’

Onza Distribution just announced the addition of ‘Golden Swan’ (Zlatá labut’) to its international catalogue. The series, created by Filip Bobinski, Jan Coufal and Petr Sizling from Dramedy Productions (‘The Manor House’, ‘Away From You’), is a production of Czech TV broadcaster TV NOVA (‘Ulice’, ‘One Family’). It premiered on the channel’s SVOD platform, Voyo, last January 26, 2023 and aired in free TV on February 2, followed by a second season that was broadcast at the end of August. The third season will bring the series to an end this June 2024. ‘Golden Swan’ recorded great audience scores in its first season, hitting a 29% of share in its most viewed episode with more than 1 million viewers.

Golden Swan

The series travels back to 1939, set in the protectorate of Bohemia andGolden Swan Moravia, under Nazi occupation, at the beginning of World War II. Bára Veselá, a young thief, enters the Golden Swan luxury department store while escaping from the police. Following a series of accidents and mistakes, she becomes a saleswoman in the fashion department and a new life opens up for her. Soon the charming owner Petr, son of the Kučera family, notices her. They fall in love, but the match is so obviously unequal. During war times, can love be stronger than the struggles to carry it through?

“We are glad to represent this successful period drama series which we are sure will attract our international clients” – says Béatrice Nouh, Head of Sales at Onza Distribution. “It is a great example of the quality that can be found in productions from the region and we are thrilled to start this new collaboration with TV NOVA”.

Golden Swan“We are thrilled that the stories of our heroines and heroes will travel beyond the borders of our region. I hope that our dramatic story from Prague in 1939 will touch the hearts of many viewers around the world”, says Klara Follova, the Creative Producer at TV NOVA.

Golden Swan’ is the new addition to Onza Distribution’s catalogue and will be present in the main markets this 2024, such as upcoming Series Mania or MIPTV. Recent additions like ‘Heartless’ (8×45′) – the highly anticipated thriller produced by Onza premiering this spring on Prime Video, and ‘FC Barcelona: A New Era’ (5×40′, 4×40′) – a sports documentary series about the legendary team produced by Wakai.

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