'The Sleepers': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about HBO's European spy drama

Marie's husband, Viktor, a political dissident is missing, and nobody seems to have any information on how to find him or how he vanished into thin air


                            'The Sleepers': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about HBO's European spy drama
Tatiana Pauhofová (HBO)

The series titled ' The Sleepers' was produced for HBO Europe and is now set to make its United States debut with HBO Go and HBO Now mid-May and on HBO Max late May. The six-part series, a European Spy Drama, set in the 1980's Prague premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival’s 2019 Prime Time section and was launched on HBO Europe at the end of 2019. The movie was filmed in the Czech capital and London, showcasing Communist Czechoslovakia, the Velvet Revolution and the involvement of a woman who deals with the State Security and her missing husband. What secrets is she going to uncover? Here is all we know of the series' upcoming US release:

Release date

'The Sleepers' will release on May 18.

Plot

"'The Sleepers', a six-part drama series from HBO Europe follows an incredible story taking place at the end of 1989 in Czechoslovakia when the Soviet Empire was crumbling – an era which has rarely been documented on screen. In the midst of the Velvet Revolution, which brought 40 years of Moscow’s dominance in the country to an end, an ordinary woman gets caught between the two worlds of State Security and the dissidents. She is gradually forced to uncover unexpected secrets kept by both," reads the official synopsis.

Marie fled Communist Czechoslovakia with her husband, a political dissident named Viktor, and went to London. Now it is 1989, and the couple returns back to their home country only to be hit by a black car. Marie's husband, Viktor is missing, and nobody seems to have any information on how to find him or how he vanished into thin air.

Cast

Tatiana Pauhofová as Marie Skálová

Tatiana Pauhofová is known for her roles as Dagmar Buresová in  'Burning Bush' (2013),  as Johanna in 'Tender Waves' (2013) and Lída Baarová in 'The Devil's Mistress (2016)'

Martin Mysicka as Viktor Skála

Martin Mysicka in 'The Sleepers' (HBO)

Martin Mysicka is known for his roles as Pavel Liem / Martin Mysicka in 'Lost in Munich' (2015), as Pvt. Sternberg in 'Cerní baroni' (2004) and as Alyosha Karamazov in 'The Karamazov Brothers' (2008). Other cast members include Hattie Morahan as  Susanne Clayton, David Nykl as Gerald Lloyd among may more.

Creator

The series was directed by Ivan Zachariás, with Ondrej Gabriel serving as writer, and Tereza Polachova and Steve Matthews serving as executive producers. Jan Bílek also serves as producer.

Trailer



 

Where to watch

Catch 'The Sleepers' on May 18, 2020, on HBO and HBO Go. It releases on HBO Max on May 27.

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