Disney has announced that a new season of the Italian Fox series, “Boris”, will be moving to Disney+ as a “Star Original” for Disney+.
This is the return of the fan-favourite comedy series “Boris”, which is a hilarious show-within-a-show format that generated three seasons and a movie. The series was originally released on Fox in Italy from 2007 to 2010, with “Boris: The Film” released in 2011.
Originally set “behind-the-scenes” of a fictional low-budget drama series “The Eyes of the Heart”, the brand-new season reunites the original crew. They soon discover the world of television has changed; social media, influencers and various streaming platforms dictate the law. How will our protagonists face in this new world? Boris is produced by The Apartment, a Fremantle Company.
This series is part of an initial announcement of 10 new Originals for Disney+ in Europe.
Diego Londono, EVP, Media Networks and Content, The Walt Disney Company EMEA commented: “Our commissioning strategy showcases our commitment to producing world-class original content, tailored to local markets but with the creative ambition to appeal to audiences across the globe. Europe has a global reputation as a creative powerhouse, which combined with Disney’s expertise in high-quality storytelling and its relationships with top talent on and off screen will ensure Disney+ is the go-to destination for compelling and engaging entertainment in Europe.”
Liam Keelan, Vice President Original Content, The Walt Disney Company EMEA commented: “These first ten projects embody our ambitious vision for local production. Our initial European offering underscores Disney’s regional commitment to outstanding and diverse talent, reflecting our desire to work with the very best storytellers in the industry.”
No Disney+ release date for Italy has yet been announced.