*In a magical world, people and spirits are at the edge of war, the peace lies in the hands of four teenagers, who set out on an epic adventure to find the Golden Apple – a mythical artefact, which has the power to fulfil wishes.*
In a vast mountain world, where the ancient spirits walk the forests and the Kuker warriors protect the humans from evil, we meet Vihra. She is a 14-year-old headstrong girl, whose hair is a cloud and changes with her mood. She is the daughter of a Zmei – a spirit of storms, and a human – the mayor of the industrious city of Khan. When war is about to break out in her hometown between humans and spirits, Vihra sneaks out to find the golden apple and use its’ magical powers to restore the peace and save her family. She is joined by Vlad and Bran – two brothers who dream of becoming Kuker warriors and need the magical apple to restore the lost Kuker guide (a book holding the secrets of all Kuker magic), and Tina – a young samodiva nymph, with angelic voice and mischievous personality, who wants to escape the small world of the forest, she has never before left. They are not the only ones looking for the apple though. Will they find it before it is too late?
For the main characters, the apple itself signifies a pain free, seemingly fast external solution to their internal problems, while the conflicts in their journey push them to make hard decisions, choose sides, take responsibility for their actions and face their fears. Throughout their journey, most of the characters stop believing in the idea that the golden apple can fix their world, and instead find the solutions they are looking for in their interactions with the people and creatures around them.
The Golden Apple is a fantasy animated series, inspired by the vast world of Balkan mythology and folklore. Although based in an exotic fantasy setting, the narrative will deal with contemporary issues, with which the modern viewer of can easily associate. Each episode will follow our heroes’ journey through the mystical land, where they will meet new fantastic creatures and learn new things about the world. Every episode will have a stand- alone narrative, under the general storyline of looking for the golden apple. It is a coming of age story with relatable characters, which will address serious topics, but in a lighthearted manner. The story will feature a lot of humour, adventures, action, mystery and even a touch of romance.