After the HBO Adria First Draft Contest, HBO Europe is moving forward in sponsoring two selected projects for further development. Marjan Alčevski’s Uspjeh is a character-driven drama about a group of individuals connected by a violent crime. Ivan Knezević’s Otok is an investigative thriller that looks at the issues faced by a region at the cross of modernity. The two projects come from Croatia and Serbia, respectively. The move toward sponsoring projects in the Adria region follows HBO’s success with projects in Poland, Hungary, and Romania.