The streamer and the Belgian public broadcaster, have ordered eight-part drama Diamonds.
Set on this planet’s largest diamond district, the collection follows the struggles and strife of one among Antwerp’s most influential diamond-dealing households, The Wagners. When their youngest son commits suicide, his long-estranged brother Noah returns to take cost of the household enterprise, utilizing strategies which can be something however orthodox in a determined bid to avoid wasting himself and his household.
Produced by Keshet International and Belgian manufacturing firm De Mensen, the collection can be shot in Dutch, English and Yiddish. Filming is about to start later this summer time for a 2022 premiere.
Exec producers are Van Huyck, Ivy Vanhaecke, Atar Dekel, Alon Shtruzman and Avi Nir. Shamir directs.
“We are excited to join forces with the fantastic teams at De Mensen, Keshet International and VRT to bring the exciting story of Diamonds to Netflix members globally,” stated Janey van Ierland, Manager, Co-Productions and Acquisitions at Netflix.
Olivier Goris, Channel Manager of VRT added, “I am very proud that our channel Eén can realize this new TV series set in Antwerp together with Netflix. Diamonds is a unique cooperation: the gifted Flemish production company De Mensen working together with the international talent Keshet. Combined with the talent on screen, which we’ll be announcing soon, Diamonds will be a TV series you can’t miss. With this new fiction show we can put an international spotlight on our local talent, and bring a thrilling crime drama to everyone in Flanders.”