Czech cyberbullying series #martyisdead nominated for Emmy: stream now with English subtitles

Produced by MALL.TV, the cyber-bullying thriller has been nominated for an International Emmy for Best Short-Form Series

Jason Pirodsky

Written by Jason Pirodsky
Published on 25.09.2020 10:20 (updated on 25.09.2020)

The streaming Czech series #martyisdead has been nominated for an International Emmy Award. Nominees can be viewed at the official International Emmys website; winners will be announced in November.

The International Emmys, now in its 48th year, is a worldwide spinoff of the U.S.-based Emmy Awards, which annually awards the top television programs in the states. HBO's Succession (Outstanding Drama Series) and CBC's Schitt's Creek (Outstanding Comedy Series) were the big winners at this year's Emmys, which were announced on Sunday.

Produced by MALL.TV, #martyisdead is the first Czech series to be nominated for an International Emmy Award.

The streaming series, which focuses on the effects of cyberbullying, was nominated in the category of Short-Form Series.

Jakub Nemčok in #martyisdead via MALL.TV
Jakub Nemčok in #martyisdead via MALL.TV

Directed by Pavel Soukup, #martyisdead takes place following the suicide of a 15-year-old teenager, as his friends and family come to terms with his death and the effects of cyberbullying.

The series stars Jakub Nemčok in the titular role alongside Petra Bučková, Jan Grundman, Sára Korbelová, Matěj Havelka and Andrej Polák. Series writers were Jaroslav T. Miška and Jan Stehlík.

The series was produced by Bionaut, Mall.tv, and Cz.nic, in cooperation with the project Safe on Net, a Czech anti-cyberbullying initiative.

The entire series of eight episodes can be streamed at the MALL.TV website, and even includes English subtitles.

The winners of the 48th annual International Emmy Awards, across a total of 11 categories of TV and streaming programs, will be announced at a gala ceremony in New York on November 23.

More information about #martyisdead, and cyberbullying in the Czech Republic, can be found through the official series website.