Television Business International

Gomorrah writer making Gaddafi series

Scripted-logo-460_2roberto savianoRoberto Saviano, the writer of Italian crime series Gomorrah, is developing a new series about Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Production and distribution group Entertainment One and Montalbano prodco Palomar will make Gaddafi, which Nadav Schirman (The Green Prince) will write with Saviano (right).

“This is a TV series about a warrior, a dreamer, who becomes a savage and merciless tyrant,” said Saviano.

“It’s the story of an adventurer from the desert, a rock ‘n’ roll tyrant, who self-ascribed terrorist attacks he didn’t organise and associations with terrorist groups that he did not know in order to have the monopoly on one of his most important assets – fear.”

Pancho Mansfield, president, global scripted programming, eOne Television, said: “As international coproductions continue to be a very important part of our global content strategy, we are thrilled to partner with Palomar, who share our passion for creating bold dramas.”

Gadaffi is in development and no broadcaster is yet attached.

Gomorrah was on Sky Italia and Palomar’s Montalbano is on Italian pubcaster Rai.