Czech serial #martyisdead wins country’s first Emmy Award

Published January 12, 2021

A Czech thriller about cyberbullying has won an International Emmy Award for best short-form series.

The eight-part series #martyisdead directed by Pavel Soukup was the first Czech production ever nominated for the prestigious American award, which honors excellence in TV programming produced and first aired outside the United States.

The series #martyisdead, created as part of the Safer Internet program, was inspired by actual cases of cyberbullying, including extorting teens to send nude photos and videos of themselves.