Jeroen Spitzenberger plays the lead in a new drama series by AVROTROS about the election year 2002, when the rise of Pim Fortuyn shocked the established parties.
The series shows how the rise of Fortuyn not only in political The Hague, but also in the country raised emotions. In a period of less than a year, between the attacks of September 11, 2001 in New York and the murder of Fortuyn, we see how the political landscape in the Netherlands would change forever.
In addition to Spitzenberger, who plays the flamboyant LPF politician, Ramsey Nasr can be seen in the role of PvdA party leader Ad Melkert, who, as the intended successor of Prime Minister Wim Kok, was Fortuyn’s major opponent. Other roles include Fedja van Huêt, Carly Wijs, Jaap Spijkers, Frank Lammers, Thijs Römer, Teun Luijkx, Tijn Docter and Olinda Larralde Ortiz.
The year of Fortuyn was written by Pieter Bart Korthuis and Nathan Vecht, directed by Michiel van Jaarsveld. The recordings will start next weekend. The five-part series is expected to be seen on NPO1 in the spring of 2022.