HBO Europe to premier Romanian drama on HBO Go

Serban Pavlu in HBO Europe's Umbre

Serban Pavlu in HBO Europe’s Umbre

HBO Europe is to make the first episode of its new Romanian crime drama, Umbre, available on HBO Go on December 24 ahead of its airing on the main HBO channel in the country, with the second episode to be made available free of charge on December 28.

The first two episodes of the series, which centres on a Bucharest taxi driver who doubles for the local mafia as a debt collector, and becomes threatened when he accidentally kills someone, will be broadcast on HBO Romania on December 28.

“Umbre is a unique and edgy gangster drama that combines great genre story-telling with moments of black comedy.  We are very excited to be offering this new signature show to HBO subscribers in Romania,” said Antony Root, executive vice-president of original programming and production, HBO Europe.