Written by critically acclaimed authors Tom Lenaerts and Paul Baeten Gronda, the Flemish psychological drama series Over Water tells the story of a man with a troubled past who receives a second chance to do right by his family and is faced with old demons and new temptations.
John Beckers was once the most popular TV celebrity in Flanders before his addiction to drink and heavy gambling led him down a dark path and lost him almost everything. When his wife and two kids give him one last ultimatum to get his life back on track and regain their trust, John starts to work at his father-in-law’s shipping company with renewed courage.
It’s a process of ups and downs. Until the day comes when he has the port start working for him. Will John Beckers be able to contain his old demons and resist new temptations in this new, cutthroat world? Will this allow him to regain the trust and love of his wife and children?
Over Water tells the story of how a former addict can make the wrong choices with the right intentions. And how, along the way, a newbie can become a lynchpin in the most lucrative yet by far most dangerous dealings on the Antwerp docks.
Over Water boasts a top-notch cast that includes Tom Dewispelaere, Tom Van Dyck, Ruth Becquart, Natali Broods, Kevin Janssens and Jeroen Perceval. The series was written by Tom Lenaerts and Paul Baeten Gronda and directed by the duo Norman Bates.