Extraktoři (English: Extractors) is a Czech action espionage thriller series produced by Voyo Originál.[1]

Extraktoři
GenreAction thriller
Written byJan Stehlík
Jaroslav Kmenta
Evita Naušová
Directed byRoman Kašparovský
StarringJakub Štáfek
Jan Révai
Pavla Gajdošíková
Country of originCzech Republic
Original languageCzech
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Production
Running time55 minutes
Production companyMOVIE s.r.o
Original release
NetworkVoyo
Release27 October 2023 (27 October 2023) –
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The story is inspired by real events. The filming itself took place in Prague and Central Bohemia and Turkey. The author of the subject and co-screenwriter is investigative journalist Jaroslav Kmenta.[2][3]

Extractors offer insight into the world of espionage and international covert operations. It provides a behind-the-scenes look at negotiations with terrorists, a topic that is often kept quiet by the world's governments, although they participate unofficially. Extractors are concerned with ensuring the safety of Czech citizens across borders, even at the cost of complex negotiations and solutions outside of traditional diplomatic channels.[4]

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The story focuses on a special unit of Czech intelligence, known as the Extractors. The unit operates in secret and its main mission is to ensure the safe return of endangered Czechs from abroad. Their work is full of risks, as they often find themselves in difficult situations in foreign countries far from home.

When Dana and Teresa disappear in Pakistan, Office for Foreign Relations and Information (ÚZSI) gives Colonel Leona Váchová a task to investigate their disappearance. She sends field agentsPetr and Ted to the area. Petr and Ted start to track down kidnappers in order to save both girls while Leona has to suprvise both agents and deal with personal drama involving her sister Monika.[5]

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Production edit

The series was announced in June 2022.[6] It was filmed in 2022 and 2023. Filming took place in the Czech Republic and in Turkey.[7] Some parts were filmed near Turkish-Iran border.[3]

Episodes edit

No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Czech viewers
(millions)
1"Únos"Roman KašparovskýJan Stehlík, Jaroslav Kmenta, Evita NaušováOctober 27, 2023 (2023-10-27)N/A
2"Tým"Roman KašparovskýJan Stehlík, Jaroslav Kmenta, Evita NaušováNovember 3, 2023 (2023-11-03)N/A
3"Naděje"Roman KašparovskýJan Stehlík, Jaroslav Kmenta, Evita NaušováNovember 10, 2023 (2023-11-10)N/A
4"Písečná bouře"Roman KašparovskýJan Stehlík, Jaroslav Kmenta, Evita NaušováNovember 17, 2023 (2023-11-17)N/A
5"Dohoda"Roman KašparovskýJan Stehlík, Jaroslav Kmenta, Evita NaušováNovember 24, 2023 (2023-11-24)N/A
6"Svoboda"Roman KašparovskýJan Stehlík, Jaroslav Kmenta, Evita NaušováDecember 1, 2023 (2023-12-01)N/A

References edit

  1. ^ "Podzim na Voyo: Extraktoři, Big Brother či Přání k narozeninám". Parabola.cz (in Czech). 4 August 2023. Retrieved 18 October 2023.
  2. ^ "Špionážní thriller Extraktoři: Štáfek a Révai se představují jako operativci tajné služby". TV Nova (in Czech). 3 October 2023. Retrieved 18 October 2023.
  3. ^ a b Zajíčková, Denisa. "Jakub Štáfek ve špionážním thrilleru z prostředí civilní rozvědky: Extraktoři se natáčeli v Turecku na hranici s Íránem". ČtiDoma.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 18 October 2023.
  4. ^ "Extraktoři míří na Voyo. Tohle musíte vědět o novém 6dílném špionážním thrilleru". TV Nova (in Czech). 9 October 2023. Retrieved 18 October 2023.
  5. ^ "Extraktoř Presskit" (PDF). MediaGuru. Retrieved 27 October 2023.
  6. ^ "Extraktor Štáfek, zlatá éra Ivety Bartošové, skutečné případy sadistických vrahů, návrat Kriminálky Anděl a další". tvguru.cz (in Czech). 24 June 2022. Retrieved 18 October 2023.
  7. ^ Spáčilová, Mirka (15 September 2022). "Zase krimi. Voyo má akční Extraktory, ČT Oktopus čili odložené případy". iDNES.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 18 October 2023.

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