Big Blue joins Soil as co-producer, together with Lunanime who produces this series for Vier (BE), Netflix (NL, ROW) and ZDF (GE).
Soil, a drama/comedy,is directed by Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah and Mathieu Mortelmans. Anyone who, as a Muslim, kicks the bucket in Belgium, saddles their next of kin with a delicate dilemma: “Do we bury them here or in the country of origin?” The young Ishmael ‘Smile’ Boulasmoum, who together with his sister inherits his father’s repatriation business, finds a solution: what if we bring soil from Morocco to bury our dead in it? We’re starting a business in soil! Without realizing it, they open Pandora’s ‘coffin’.
The series is created by Zouzou Ben Chikha, Dries Heyneman and Wannes Capelle. Netflix will release the series in The Netherlands in 2022.