Maze Runner star Thomas Brodie-Sangster has joined an ambitious new Netflix-backed documentary series about the Second World War.
Voices Of Liberation is an 11-part, English-language series written and directed by leading Belgian filmmaker Koen Mortier, whose credits include crime drama Ex Drummer.
UK actor Sangster, also known for roles in Game Of Thrones and The Queen’s Gambit, will front the first two episodes of the documentary that traces the “liberation route” across Europe, and will share his own family connections to the war effort.
Other hosts include Bouli Lanners, the Belgian filmmaker and actor whose credits include Cannes award-winners Eldorado and The Giants; Algerian-French actress Sarah Kaminsky; Belgian actor and musician Bart Peeters; Dutch actor Geza Weisz; and German actor Christian Berkel.
Producer is Eurydice Gysel for Brussels-based Czar Film and TV. Last year, the project was the first to receive financing from Netflix since a law was passed in Belgium requiring the streaming giant to invest 2% of its income from subscriptions in Flanders into Flemish content. Netflix will provide 40% of the total budget.
The documentary also secured Belgian Tax Shelter funding, a presale to Telenet and support from distributor Dutch FilmWorks.
Netflix has Benelux rights to Voices Of Liberation, which is due for delivery in 2022. Dutch FilmWorks is handling international sales.