Netflix to Make First Italian Original Series


Variety reports on the details behind the deal.

This article, written by Nick Vivarelli, appears on Variety

Netflix To Produce First Italian Original Show, Mob-Themed ‘Suburra’ With Cattleya And Rai

 

ROME – Netflix has inked a deal to produce its first original Italian series, the 10-episode “Suburra,” about ties between mob and politics in contempo Rome.

The first Italo production from Netflix is being produced by Cattleya, the prominent Italo shingle behind internationally exported TV hits, including Sky Italia’s “Gomorrah” and “Romanzo Criminale” (“Crime Novel”) skeins. Interestingly, Cattleya is producing “Suburra” in collaboration with Italian public service broadcaster Rai.

“Suburra” is being touted as “a captivating story that involves politics, the Vatican, the mafia, corruption, money laundering, drugs and prostitution.”

The announcement comes just prior to Netflix launching into Italy on October 22. Read more on Variety.

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