A brand new European thriller series called “The Kollective” has recently begun filming and the series has been inspired by investigative journalist group Bellingcat and will follow a group of intrepid young citizen journalists who, after a sudden tragedy, find themselves sucked into a web of government lies and corruption. Through a dangerous international investigation, the group exposes the nefarious activities of rogue governments and discovers the human price of keeping the truth alive.

It will star Natascha McElhone (Californication), Celine Buckens (Showtrial), Felix Mayr (Unorthodox), Gregg Sulkin (Marvel’s Runaways), Grégory Montel (Call My Agent), Karel Roden (A Spy Amongst Friends), Cassiopée Mayance (The Clearstream Affair), Martha Canga Antonio (Lupin) and Ralph Amoussou (Transatlantic).

The upcoming series will consist of six one-hour episodes and is being produced by Submarine (Apollo 10 ½) and created by Leonardo Fasoli (Gomorrah), Maddalena Ravagli (Gomorrah) and Submarine’s Femke Wolting.

“The Kollective” has been commissioned by The European Alliance, which is comprised of France Télévisions, Rai Fiction (Italy), and ZDF (Germany).   It will be distributed worldwide by A+E Media Group.  However, Disney has secured the US distribution rights for the show, where it will be released on Hulu and Hulu On Disney+.     The series will premiere on Videoland in the Netherlands.   It’s not been revealed if Disney has secured the rights for Disney+ in any other regions.

This new series is going to be directed by Assaf Bernstein (Fauda) and Randa Chahoud (Deutschland 89), who are both executive producers, along with Submarine’s Femke Wolting. For A+E Media Group, the executive producers are Patrick Vien, Alexandra Finlay, and Hannah Dal Pozzo. For Rai Fiction (Italy), the executive producers are Andreana Saint-Amour and Andrea Ozza. For ZDF, the executive producers are Frank Seyberth and Laura Mae Harding. For France Télévisions, the executive producers are Manuel Alduy, Morad Koufane and Pascale Deschamps.

The show has been written by Fasoli and Ravagli.  The creative team consists of Ed Hemming, producer Bruno Felix, series producer Philip Schulz, lead DOP Robrecht Heyvaert (Bad Boys For Life), Lennert Hillige (The Forgotten Battle), designer Alexei Tylevich (Ant-Man and the Wasp) and production designer Alison Riva (The Capture).

Femke Wolting, EP of The Kollective and co-CEO of Submarine, said in a statement to Deadline 

We made this series to highlight the bravery of the individuals who will do everything in their power to protect each other and the society around them, even in a time of political turmoil. With a fantastic creative team and cast to match, this series is equal parts thrilling, entertaining, and driving important conversations.”

Leonardo Fasoli, creator and writer, added:

“We love investigating what is happening in the world around us and tackling difficult questions through our work. We feel like the battle for truth against fake news is the battle of our time, it’s a fight for the millennial generation.

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