– -Programs include “All Hearts,” “Off Grid” & “The Defence” Season 4 – –
Arlington, VA – February 27, 2023 – This March, the new international programs from Walter Presents arriving on the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel are filled with innocence, love and murder. In “All Hearts,” dreams, ambitions and love inhabit the heart surgery department of the Le Molinette hospital in Turin, Italy in the late 1960s. The head physician Cesare Corvara (Daniele Pecci “Hotel Portofino,” “The Tourist”) puts together a team capable of carrying out the first heart transplant in history. The Italian crime drama “Off Grid,” follows the Caruana family after the patriarch Claudio is engulfed in a financial scandal and considered the main suspect in a murder. The family has no choice but to flee to save themselves and discover the truth. The Polish drama “The Defence” is back for a fourth season. Always one up for an impossible task, a newly sober Chyłka returns with a new case. This time she is defending an alleged terrorist.
The PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel consists of binge-worthy British and international drama series and movies from producers like MASTERPIECE, Walter Presents and other critically acclaimed producers. The subscription rate for the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel is $5.99/month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. Every purchase helps support public television for all.
Information about each program is below:
Walter Presents: All Hearts
Streaming Date: March 24, 2023
Language: Italian with English Subtitles
In 1967 Italy, at the dawn of the cardiac medical revolution, Dr. Cesare Corvara (Pecci) the head of the Cardiac Surgery department of the Le Molinette hospital is tasked with putting together the team that will carry out the first heart transplant in history. He recruits Alberto Ferraris, a rising star of cardiac surgery and Delia Brunello, a cardiologist gifted with the ear for perfect pitch when it comes to the heartbeat. What Corvara doesn’t know is that there was a great love between the two young doctors and the passion between the two is destined to rekindle.
Walter Presents: Off Grid
Streaming Date: March 3, 2023
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: Italian with English Subtitles
Claudio and Silvia Caruana have money, respectability, a twenty-year marriage and two wonderful children. One day Claudio finds himself being investigated not only for the collapse of the bank he works for but for the murder of his friend and colleague Riccardo. Escape seems to be the only option for the family. Claudio accepts the help of the ex-secret-service agent Cosimo Casiraghi, who offers the family the chance to start a new life far from their old one. This starts a journey filled with danger, doubts, and suspicions but also with discoveries and rediscoveries about themselves and each other that will eventually lead them to the truth and to the true values that unite them.
Walter Presents: The Defence, Season 4
Streaming Date: March 10, 2023
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: Polish with English Subtitles
A newly sober Chyłka takes on a hopeless case – the defense of a man, Fahad, who is accused of being a terrorist. Although he maintains that he was targeted by the secret service solely because of his religion, there is no evidence to back this up. As Chyłka and her team begin to search for information that will help their case, Chyłka is attacked in her home and important documents go missing. Then things take a complicated turn when the prosecutor shares shocking information with Chyłka about her client and the judge assigned to rule on the case is not a fan of hers. It seems the odds are stacked against Chyłka, will she be able to overcome all of this bad-luck to help Fahad win his case?
Other titles coming to the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel in March:
Walter Presents: Saving Lisa – 3/10
Walter Presents: St. Maik, Season 3 – 3/17
Walter Presents: Neboa – 3/31
About PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel
MASTERPIECE has been setting the standard for exceptional British drama in the US for 50 years and the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel continues this legacy and has expanded to include award-winning TV series from around the world.
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Winner of 83 Primetime Emmys® and 18 Peabody Awards, MASTERPIECE has been essential Sunday night viewing for millions of fans since 1971. Susanne Simpson is the executive producer and Rebecca Eaton is the executive producer-at-large for the series. Series funding for MASTERPIECE is provided by Viking Cruises, Raymond James, The MASTERPIECE Trust, and public television viewers. Produced for PBS by GBH Boston, MASTERPIECE is known for hits such as All Creatures Great and Small, Sherlock, Downton Abbey and Victoria, and beloved classics such as Upstairs Downstairs, Prime Suspect, The Forsyte Saga and Poldark.
About WALTER PRESENTS
Walter Presents launched January 2016 in the U.K. as a video-on-demand service, founded by Jason Thorp, Walter Iuzzolino and Jo McGrath. Dedicated to showcasing award winning foreign language drama, the service is named after its curator, Walter Iuzzolino, a passionate drama fan. In March 2017, Walter Presents launched as an SVOD platform in the U.S., with the New York Times hailing it as a “chic TV boutique with a foreign accent.” Walter Presents launched in Italy September 2018, its first roll-out in mainland Europe, on Discovery’s Nove, Giallo and Dplay channels. In October 2018 Walter Presents partnered with PBS Distribution in the US, to make premium foreign language drama available on PBS Masterpiece on the Amazon Prime Video channel. Additionally, select top-tier titles chosen by PBS are also broadcast on PBS stations and streaming on PBS Passport, a digital member benefit available through local stations. In February 2019 Walter Presents increased its US distribution further launching on Comcast Xfinity X1 and later in June Walter Presents launched on the Roku Channel. In 2019 Walter Presents teamed up with Medialaan to make the service available to Flemish audiences on their newly launched digital channel StreamZ, and also joined forces with S4C to make its dramas available in Welsh. In 2020 we partnered with TVNZ on their VOD service, launched Walter Presents in Russia exclusively on Start, Russia’s fastest growing SVOD platform, and launched our channel on PBS Masterpiece in Canada. In 2021 Walter Presents partnered with Australia’s largest streaming service, Stan, and launched in Latin America with market leader DMD’s streaming service Cindie. From 2022 we will be available on C More in Scandinavia with over 500 hours of content.
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About PBS DISTRIBUTION
PBS Distribution is a leading distributor of public media content around the world, entertaining audiences across platforms and formats. The company, a joint venture of PBS and GBH Boston, provides premium content through multiple digital channels and video services. PBS Distribution operates six subscription streaming channels — PBS Masterpiece (US and CA), PBS KIDS, PBS Living, PBS Documentaries and PBS America (U.K.) as well as numerous Free Ad-supported Streaming TV (FAST) Channels in the U.S and U.K. In addition, the company reaches viewers through Transactional Video-on-Demand (TVOD), Subscription Video-on-Demand (SVOD) licensing, Advertising-based Video on Demand (AVOD), DVD and Blu-ray, theatrical releasing, educational platforms, non-theatrical and inflight sales, and serves broadcasters and producers providing program sales and co-production financing.
PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators the highest quality factual, scripted, and children’s programming including films from Ken Burns, hit series from MASTERPIECE and foreign language dramas from Walter Presents, entertaining and educational PBS KIDS series, and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and many independent producers. For over 10 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.