Italian mafia drama goes to M-Net, Tata

Scripted-logo-460_2Gomorrah_II_key visualBeta Film-sold Italian mafia drama Gomorrah has been shopped into South Africa and India.

South African pay TV market leader M-Net has bought the show, along with Indian DTH service Tata Sky, which is a joint venture between Tata Sons and 21st Century Fox.

Original commissioner Sky Italia is currently working with prodcos Cattleya, Fandango and Beta on a third installment of the programme, which follows mafia groups in Naples, Italy.

Distributor Beta has also sold a 50-hour package of European films to new African pay TV service Kwesé TV, which is from telecoms group Econet.

Beta yesterday presented its new German drama, Babylon Berlon, to buyers at the MIPDrama Screenings at MIPTV.

Writer-director trio Tom Twyker, Henk Handloegten and Achim von Borries were on hand to offer a 20-minute glimpse of the project, which is in post-production and has already sold internationally.

Unusually, Babylon Berlin is co-commission from pay TV service Sky and German pubcaster ZDF.

Also launching at MIPTV is another Italian mafia saga, 1993, which follows on from 1992.