The first Dutch Netflix series, Ares, has started filming in Amsterdam. The cast includes Jade Olieberg, Tobias Kersloot, Lisa Smit, Robin Boissevain and Frieda Barnhard. The Golden Calf-winning actress Rifka Lodeizen plays a supporting role.
The series is directed by Giancarlo Sanchez and Michiel ten Horn and script development run by Michael Leendertse. Ares will launch on Netflix in 2019.
The eight-episode psychological horror series enters the world of Ares, a secret student society in the heart of Amsterdam where best friends Rosa and Jacob surrender to a world of wealth and power. But slowly they start to realize they’ve entered a demonic place, built on secrets from The Netherlands’ past. A place where true power comes at a terrible price.
Ares is created by production company Pupkin. The Dutch Netflix series is produced by Pieter Kuijpers (Van God Los, Feuten, TBS), Iris Otten and Sander van Meurs and is written by Winchester McFly (Bankier van het Verzet, Smeris). The complete writing team consists of Michael Leendertse, Thomas van der Ree, Joost Reijmers, Matthijs Bockting, Pieter van den Berg and Sarah Offringa.
The cast of Ares also includes Roos Dickmann, Jip van den Dool, Steef de Bot, Janni Goslinga, Dennis Rudge, Minne Koole, Jennifer Welts, and Florence Vos Weeda.