Walter Presents: Tabula Rasa, a dark and disturbing psychological thriller from Belgium, on Channel 4 and All 4 in May.
Starring Veerle Baetens, Stijn Van Opstal and Jeroen Perceval, Tabula Rasa is created by Malin-Sarah Gozin and Baetens. The 9-part series will be made available in full on All 4 following the pilot airing on Sunday 6th May on Channel 4 at 10pm.
When Mie, a young women with amnesia becomes a key suspect in a missing person’s case, she must reconstruct her memories to clear her name. However, her mind fills in the gaps created by the amnesia, meaning the haunting narrative follows not only the past and present, but dreams, hallucinations and nightmares.
While locked up in a psychiatric hospital, Mie is visited by Detective Inspector Wolkers who claims she was the last person seen with Thomas Spectre before he vanished. As a witness and prime suspect, she appears to be the sole key in this mysterious disappearance and Mie can’t be released from the hospital until Thomas is found.
In order to solve the puzzle and find Thomas, Mie has to reconstruct her lost memories and find her way back through the dark labyrinth of her recent past. Along the way she encounters shocking revelations about her complex family situation, her relationships and her past. The more she remembers, the more she starts to mistrust not only the people around her but also… herself. Are these new memories real or mere figments of her imagination in a desperate attempt to fill in the blanks?
Originally airing in Belgium last autumn, Tabula Rasa was a hit averaging 1,250,000 viewers per episode. It was the most-viewed drama of 2017.
The series was selected to be shown at international festivals such as Series Mania (both in Paris and Melbourne), MIPCOM (Cannes) and the leading genre festival Fantastic Fest in Austin (Texas, USA).
Walter Presents: Tabula Rasa’s pilot will transmit on Sunday 6th May on Channel 4 at 10pm with the entire series available on All 4 straight after.