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The Easterngate Announced as One of Max’s First Series in Poland

Max has announced The Easterngate as one of the streaming service’s first Original series in Poland. The series started production in March 2024.

The Easterngate is a suspense thriller that delves into the world of modern espionage during an emerging conflict and international unrest. It paints a vivid picture of the clandestine world while also exploring the personal struggles of an individual caught in the Secret Service’s web.

The Easterngate Announced as One of Max's First Series in Poland

NATO’s eastern flank, Russian war maneuvers at a hotspot of strategic importance for the entire continent. The Easterngate follows the journey of Ewa Oginiec, who, after a personal drama, aims to exit the secret service and start over.

Things take a twist when her partner, also an agent, gets outed by Russian intelligence and vanishes mysteriously. The series explores the mechanism of provocation on the global stage and the high-stakes battle between intelligence agencies in a world gripped by the complexities of hybrid warfare.

The title The Easterngate refers to the Suwałki Gap, a critical spot along the border between Poland and Lithuania, both NATO member states, as well as Belarus and Russia (including the Kaliningrad Oblast, a separate exclave from the main Russian territory).

The Suwałki Gap is widely recognized as one of Europe’s top three hotspots, a critical territory for protecting NATO’s eastern flank and maintaining regional stability. The narrative unfolds during the spring of 2021 – in Belarus (Minsk), Poland, and Russia.

Polish actress Lena Góra plays Ewa Ogniniec. Award-winning Jan P. Matuszyński directed the Max series.