Wasteland (Czech TV series)

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Created by Štěpán Hulík
Directed by Alice Nellis
Ivan Zachariáš
Starring Zuzana Stivínová
Jaroslav Dušek
Eva Holubová
Petra Špalková
Country of origin Czech Republic
No. of episodes 8
Running time 60 minutes
Original network HBO Europe
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release October 2016

Wasteland (Czech: Pustina) is a Czech television series, slated to premiere in October 2016 on HBO Europe.[1] Created by Štěpán Hulík, the series stars Zuzana Stivinova as the mayor of a small Czech town which is being bought up and razed by a coal mining company, leading to conflict between residents who want to preserve their traditional life and those who want to take the money and build a better life elsewhere. When the mayor's daughter disappears, however, what appears to be an attempt to silence her opposition to the coal mines may in fact reveal even deeper layers of political intrigue.[2]

The cast also includes Jaroslav Dušek (cs), Zuzana Stivínová (cs), Eva Holubová and Petra Špalková.

The first two episodes of the series had an advance screening at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in July 2016,[3] and in the Primetime program at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.[4]