Gomorrah, “Italy’s Answer to Breaking Bad” and that country’s most popular television series ever, is headed across the Atlantic to the United States, specifically to SundanceTV.
SundanceTV has acquired the first two seasons of the acclaimed Italian crime drama Gomorrah (Gomorra – La serie) from The Weinstein Company.
The winner of the Best International Drama TV Series Award at the 2015 Monte-Carlo TV Festival, Gomorrah is based on journalist Roberto Saviano’s bestselling book, which has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide and inspired the film Gomorrah, which won the 2008 Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
Set in the suburbs of Naples, Gomorrah focuses on the inside story of the Camorra, the fierce Neapolitan crime organization, and is told through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzio (Marco D’Amore, A Quiet Life), the right hand of the clan’s godfather, Pietro Savastanno (Fortunato Cerlino, Hannibal).
Produced by Sky Atlantic, Cattleya, and Fandango, in association with La7 and Beta Film, Gomorrah is written by Stefano Bises (Anti-Mafia Squad) and directed by Stefano Sollima (Romanzo Criminale), Francesca Comencini (Our Country), and Claudio Cupellini (Alaska). The series was developed for television by Giovanni Bianconi, Stefano Bises, Leonardo Fasoli, Ludovica Rampoldi, and Roberto Saviano. It is distributed by The Weinstein Company.
Gomorrah is the third non-English-language drama to premiere in the US on SundanceTV, following the French supernatural drama The Returned and German spy thriller Deutschland 83.