A new Dutch television program “Brussel” will show the EU institutions and their informal capital as you’ve never seen them before: drenched in emotion and personal narrative. Politico Europe‘s morning newsbrief reported that the new TV show aims to chart everything – from EU conference floor spotlights to inflatable refugee boats to beachside love-making scenes and terrorist massacres. The series presenter KPN says: “Everyone comes to Brussels, driven by revenge or love, or both… It is a place of power and powerlessness, of love and betrayal, dreams and bitterness.” The show premieres January 20th, 2017. You can watch the two promo trailes here below:

This is not the first time that Brussels is figurating in the minds of House of Cards fans. Itaka media made a video in 2015 with the ‘Brussels intro’ for the popular U.S. political TV series. Authors indicate that “being fans of House of Cards we could not stop thinking that the intro is nothing but time-lapses of Washington DC. In that project we went in some of the places of power in Brussels and used a similar technique.”

Let’s hope that the new Dutch TV drama gets an English and French subtitles, it will surely prove to be popular in Brussels, Belgium and all around Europe.

 

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