What’s it called?


What’s it about?

The Polish series follows investigative reporter Piotr Grodecki, who’s knee deep in a high level corruption case as episode one starts – a case for which his only source is an anonymous whistle-blower called Sara who only communicates with him via email and chat rooms. An early twist is that the apparently corrupt businessman Grodecki’s story brings down is his own brother, Daniel. But things take a turn for the mysterious when Daniel protests his innocence, then kills himself, then turns out to have been Piotr’s source all along – and then appears to be communicating from beyond the grave through cryptic messages from a lawyer and an encrypted flash drive. Told to be in a certain place at a certain time 10 months after Daniel’s death, Piotr witnesses an event which draws him deep into a labyrinthine political conspiracy.

What’s so good about it?

Produced by HBO Europe and available to watch for free on the All4 platform as part of the Walter Presents strand, it’s slick, stylishly shot, refreshingly un-Scandi (though admittedly series one is based on Norwegian drama Mammon) and the plot itself is twist-tastic. As for the title – it translates as The Pact – you can take it any way you want: compromising agreements are the name of the game here.

Who’s in it?

Piotr Grodecki is played by Marcin Dorocinski, Jacek Poniedzialek is his brother Daniel and Marta Nieradkiewicz is Weronika Zawadzka, a slightly paranoid financial investigator who agrees to help Piotr untangle the web.

Fun fact …

Marcin Dorocinski voiced Kylo Ren in the Polish language version of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

For fans of ...

Mammon, Follow The Money.