Last year we announced that Netflix were planning their first Dutch Original series and this has now begun filming. The psychological horror series is called “Ares” will consist of eight 30-minute episodes – blending the two genres of ‘coming of age’ and ‘horror’. The 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 realise they’ve entered a demonic place, built on secrets from The Netherlands’ past. A place where true power comes at a terrible price. Casr includes Jade Olieberg, Tobias Kersloot, Lisa Smit, Robin Boissevain and Frieda Barnhard.
Some rules are not meant to be broken. In the liberal city of Amsterdam, these Dutch students have it all: youth, wealth, sex, power… and the portal to a demonic world from the Dutch Golden Age they opened by accident.
The series will be created and produced by Pieter Kuijpers, produced by Sander van Meurs and written by Winchester McFly (Bankier van het Verzet, Lois) the writing team consists of Michael Leendertse, Thomas van der Ree, Joost Reijmers, Matthijs Bockting, Pieter van den Berg and Sarah Offringa. Emma Kuijpers is Junior Consultant and the series will be helmed by showrunner Michael Leendertse (The Spiral, Van God Los, Smeris).