Sky Atlantic is heading to Italy as gritty drama Gomorrah will receive its exclusive UK television premiere on the channel later this year.
Based on Robert Saviano's book of the same name which the New York Times dubbed "the most important book to come out of Italy in years", Gomorrah is the inside story of fierce Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra, as seen through the eyes of Ciro (Marco D'Amore), the obedient and self-confident right-hand man of the clan's godfather whose loyalty is tested to its limits.
Acclaimed Romanzo Criminale writer and director Stefano Sollima is responsible for the overall art direction and also directs multiple episodes of the show, which is shot on location in and around Naples, Barcelona, Milan and Ferrara.
Julia Barry, Channel Director for Sky Atlantic, comments: "Following on the success of Sky Atlantic's first bi-lingual drama The Tunnel, 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 - both acquired and home-grown - which we pride ourselves on bringing exclusively to our customers."
Gomorrah will air in the UK in Italian with English subtitles on Sky Atlantic later this year.