Sky acquire Gomorrah. Sodom next?
Sky has bought the rights to show the series based upon Robert Saviano's gritty crime book. Julia Barry the director of Sky Atlantic said:
"we’re thrilled to announce the acquisition of the channel’s first foreign language series. With cinematic scale and a gripping tale of conflict, loyalty and power, GOMORRAH is a perfect addition to Sky Atlantic’s impressive slate of quality shows"
The 12 part series will air on the channel later this year. Adapted from Saviano's book, much of the series is directed by Stafano Sollima, son of the great Sergio Sollima and director of Romanzo Criminale andAll Cops Are Bastards. Gomorrah is the "inside story" of a crime family in Naples. The show will be presented in association with Arrow Films.