Victoria talks to the BBC’s Nick Higham about why she decided to base the story in Greece and its second largest city, the port of Thessaloniki. She also also talks about why she waited until her forties to start writing fictional novels and how it is a lifestyle change from her former career as a journalist. This video is also available on the BBC website
“Το Νησί”, Mega TV’s adaptation of “The Island” is ‘a phenomenon’.
“Το Νησί” premiered on October 11th to record ratings and critical acclaim. The 26-part series is one of the most expensive television shows in Greek television history. The book was adapted by Mirella Papaeconomou and, with Victoria’s permission fleshed our stories and characters. Victoria actively participated in the process with ideas, suggestions, and observations. Below is a trailer of “To Nisi”, subtitled in English.
Episode 1 of “Το Νησί” set record ratings for a series with a share rating amounting to 61.7%, meaning approximately six out of every ten viewers watching television at the time were watching; vieing figures rose for the second episode, setting another new record. The series has earned considerable acclaim for its touching, atmospheric cinematography, solid acting, exceptional direction, and stunning set design. Marianna Tziantzi of “Kathimerini” predicted the series will be the television phenomenon of the year
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