And we’re off! Today, the shooting of the new series Turbulent Skies for AVROTROS has started in Hungary. The first days of filming take place around Budapest. From then on, the larger part of the series will be recorded in The Netherlands. Earlier, it was announced that Fedja van Huêt (Anthony Fokker) and Daan Schuurmans (Albert Plesman) will play the leading parts in this series. Now, two more names have been added. In the first episodes, Bram Suijker and Steef de Bot will portray Fokker and Plesman in their younger years.

Turbulent Skies takes place during the early days of our commercial aviation. As aircraft engineer and founder of KLM, Anthony Fokker and Albert Plesman were inextricably bound together. Although their personalities were as different as day and night, together they succeeded in making The Netherlands an important player on the world stage of aviation. The rise of aviation at the time meant the same for humanity as the internet revolution does today.

The eight-part series is expected in the fall of 2020 on AVROTROS (NPO 1).