Take2 re­turns in great fash­ion for 11-part dram­edy Mi­raklu

The Malta Independent on Sunday - - LIFESTYLE & CULTURE -

It has been five years since De­ce­duti and Take2 re­turn to the lo­cal screens with a brand new con­cept, the 11 part dram­edy Mi­raklu, air­ing on Net TV on Mon­days at 8.50pm.

Set in the fic­ti­tious small town of ĦalSaflieni some­where in the Mal­tese Is­lands, the story re­volves around one Joey Il-Paps Bon­avia. A wid­ower with four young chil­dren and one more on the way Paps is dead set on turn­ing his life around. With the ap­proach­ing mar­riage to his new girl­friend, the very preg­nant Ro­ma­nian bomb­shell Lena and a very lu­cra­tive busi­ness op­por­tu­nity in real es­tate with Jef­frey, his busi­ness part­ner, it looks as though Paps’s ship has fi­nally come in. But there is one small mat­ter that still needs to be re­solved. Paps’s son Jethro has a se­ri­ous drug abuse prob­lem and Paps has vowed that be­fore the birth of his fifth child and the wed­ding, he will sort out his son, come what may. It is time to turn a brand new page and there is noth­ing that will stand in Paps’s way.

At a visit to the re­hab cen­tre with Jethro, Paps’s hopes are shat­tered when he is in­formed that there is a six month wait­ing list. Paps is not im­pressed, he can­not wait six whole months. In a mo­ment of wan­ton in­spi­ra­tion he de­cides to take mat­ters into his own hands. He must get his son into re­hab and thus for­mu­lates a dar­ing plan that will achieve his pur­pose. Ev­ery­thing goes hor­ri­bly wrong!

Touch­ing on such cusp-of-an-era top­ics like im­mi­gra­tion, the ris­ing cost of liv­ing, overde­vel­op­ment as well as the mod­ern frag­mented fam­ily and re­li­gion and cre­ated by Car­los De­Bat­tista – writer/pro­ducer – and Abi­gail Mal­lia - direc­tor/pro­ducer.

Mi­raklu airs on Net TV on Mon­days at 8.50pm prime time.

Car­los re­vealed that once the full se- ries has aired on Net TV, Mi­raklu will be repack­aged into five, one-hour long tele­vi­sion films, sub­ti­tled and ex­ported to other coun­tries.

“It has been an in­cred­i­ble ex­pe­ri­ence,” Car­los com­mented, “I can hon­estly say that from all the pro­duc­tions we have pro­duced, Mi­raklu is per­haps the project clos­est to my heart.”

Four years in the mak­ing and spon­sored by the Malta Art’s Coun­cil ‘Kul­tura TV’ fund, Mi­raklu is truly one of a kind and a first for Mal­tese tele­vi­sion.

“It is a dram­edy,” Car­los goes on to ex­plain. “The po­ten­tially dra­matic plot line mar­ries well with com­i­cally flawed char­ac­ters to bring out an eclec­tic mix of com­edy at times dark and brood­ing at oth­ers flip­pant and ir­rev­er­ent while at mo­ments it will have you in tears as the drama takes over.”

Abi­gail and Car­los ad­mit that Mi­raklu has been both im­mensely ful­fill­ing but also very ar­du­ous.

But the re­sults speak for them­selves in this fast paced, tightly crafted plot­line that exudes comedic ten­sion at ev­ery turn. Mi­raklu is a fun packed roller coaster ride for all the fam­ily.

Fea­tur­ing some of the hottest lo­cal tal­ent, Lud­wig Farrugia as Paps, Da­vide Tucci as Fr. Ran­dolph, Ileana Cu­ta­jar and Mat­teo Calleja Tonna as paps's twins Niki and Justin, Ryan Mark De­Bat­tista as Axel, Kurt Ma­gri as Jethro, Do­ri­ana Portel­lli as Lena and in­tro­duc­ing Naledi Sehlolo as Princess and backed by the tal­ented crew at Take2 pro­duc­tions, this uniquely quirky dram­edy is set to take Malta by storm.

“I hope au­di­ences will re­ceive the story well and en­joy watch­ing as much as we've en­joyed mak­ing it,” says Abi­gail while with a smile she in­vites all view­ers to of­fer their com­ments on the page dur­ing the episodes.

Ileana Cu­ta­jar

Mat­teo Calleja Tonna

Lud­wig Farrugia

Da­vide Tucci

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