THE KOLLECTIVE has begun production on the first of six episodes and has announced its cast. Produced by Submarine (Undone; Apollo 10 ½, Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World) and created by Leonardo Fasoli (Gomorrah, ZeroZeroZero), Maddalena Ravagli (Gomorrah) and Submarine’s Femke Wolting, the series is commissioned by The European Alliance and will be distributed worldwide by A+E Media Group.

The logline: Taking audiences around the world from Budapest to St. Petersburg to London, THE KOLLECTIVE is a thriller about a group of intrepid young citizen journalists who, after a sudden tragedy, find themselves sucked into a globe-spanning web of government lies and corruption. Through a dangerous international investigation, the group exposes nefarious activities of rogue governments and discovers the human price of keeping truth alive.

The European Alliance, including France Télévisions, Rai Fiction (Italy), and ZDF (Germany), and Hulu (U.S.) will premiere the series in 2025. Videoland will premiere the series in the Netherlands.

THE KOLLECTIVE is directed by lead director and EP Assaf Bernstein (Fauda, Warrior) and Randa Chahoud (The Interpreter of SilenceDeutschland 89). The series boasts a star-studded international cast including Natascha McElhone (Ronan, Califonication, The Truman Show, The CrownCeline Buckens (Showtrial, The Ex-Wife, War Horse), Felix Mayr (Unorthodox), Gregg Sulkin (World on Fire, Marvel’s Runaways), Grégory Montel (Call my Agent, Transatlantic), Karel Roden (A Spy Amongst Friends, Bourne Supremacy), Cassiopée Mayance (Antigang La relève, The Clearstream Affair, La Mante), Martha Canga Antonio (Lupin) and Ralph Amoussou (Transatlantic, Marianne).

The series is written by Leonardo Fasoli and Maddalena Ravagli. Furthermore, in the creative team is writer and co-EP Ed Hemming, lead DOP Robrecht Heyvaert (Bad Boys For Life, Snowfall, Rebel), Lennert Hillige (The Forgotten Battle) and acclaimed designer Alexei Tylevich (Ant-Man and the Wasp, Calls) who is designing the on-screen investigations of The Kollective.

The series is executive produced by Submarine’s Femke Wolting. For A+E Media Group, the executive producers are Patrick VienAlexandra Finlay, and Hannah Dal Pozzo. For Rai Fiction (Italy), the executive producers are Andreana Saint Amour and Andrea Ozza. For ZDF, the executive producers are Frank Seyberth and Laura Mae Harding. For France Télévisions, the executive producers are Manuel AlduyMorad Koufane and Pascale Deschamps.