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Greek Series “Maestro in Blue,” Season 2 Coming to Netflix in May

Maestro in Blue , Palakaliatis , Andriolatou
Cast members of “Maestro in Blue”. Credit: Maestro in Blue

The acclaimed Greek television series, Maestro in Blue, returns to Netflix for its second season on May 16th.

When Netflix first picked up the series in March 2023, it became the first-ever exclusive worldwide distribution deal for a Greek scripted television series on the streaming platform.

Maestro in Blue was created for Mega TV by Christoforos Papakaliatis, who also stars in the series.

“In May 2024 we will have the opportunity to travel once again to the deep blue waters of Paxos, which, however, hide many guilty secrets,” Mega TV announced on Tuesday.

The second season consists of six episodes, while the series will conclude with a four-episode third season, which is expected to air in the fall of 2024 on Mega TV and Netflix.

Christoforos Papakaliatis
Christoforos Papakaliatis. Credit:

Season Two of Maestro in Blue

Papakaliatis has hinted at season two’s release before. In a recent interview with Alpha TV, he stated that the filming of the second series of Maestro in Blue started in April 2023 and took place in Athens and Paxos. He also revealed that there will be some new faces in the cast.

The first season debuted on Netflix on Friday, March 17, 2023. The television series has had a very strong reception with audiences and holds a 97 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes and an 8.4 rating on IMDB.

Following the release of the first season on Netflix, it featured in the global top 10s for two weeks, picking up 20.56 million viewing hours. The show featured in the TV top 10s in 53 countries according to FlixPatrol, with the show doing best in countries like Greece (featured in the top 10s for 97 days), Cyprus (42 days), Malta (15 days), Israel (14 days), Serbia (13 days), Romania (12 days), and Turkey (12 days).

Further data from the Netflix Engagement Report covering January through June suggests the show was watched globally for 41.10 million viewing hours. Naturally, as the only show from Greece currently on Netflix, it remains the country’s most-watched Original title to date.

At the time of season one’s release, Papakaliatis said: ”I hold Maestro very close to my heart and I feel deeply honored and happy that this story will travel around the world through Netflix. I’m looking forward to this journey.”

Maestro in Blue, Papakaliatis and Andriolatou in Bathing Suit
Credit: Maestro in Blue

Story and production

Maestro in Blue is set in Greece on the island of Paxos. The island has an interesting history, which includes naval battles, pirates, and a succession of foreign rulers. Even though it is smaller than and not as well-known as Corfu and Lefkada, which are also in the Ionian Sea, Paxos is very beautiful.

It follows a musician named Orestis, played by Papakaliatis, who travels to the small Greek island during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to set up a music festival from scratch.

Confronted with the small society of the island, he finds himself involved in a passionate love story that acts as a catalyst for the manifestation of all the social problems that plague an entire group of people. The characters, being connected to one another, are therefore complicit in the developments.

Speaking about the series, Papakaliatis recently said, “I am very proud of this project because I think that artistically it is a unique moment, not only for me, but for everyone who was involved.”

“I am extremely lucky, because thanks to these actors, the story of ‘Maestro’ acquired meaning and substance. To me that matters. To be able to tell your story in the best possible way and for it to make sense,” Papakaliatis further added.

“The photography, the music, the editing, the cameras and all the collaborators, have all given their best in order to make a project in our language, which will also be able to stand worldwide,” he said.

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