Gomorrah


Arrow Film launches SVOD net on Amazon

Arrow Film, the UK distributor of Italian hit drama Gomorrah (pictured), has launched Arrow TV for Amazon Prime members. The service, which will offer a range of European and non-English language drama, officially launched on December 8. Arrow TV will kick off with the entire first season of Gomorrah, the Sky Italy drama that followed […]

ITV Studios buys majority stake in Gomorrah prodco

ITV Studios (ITVS) has acquired a majority stake in Italian indie producer Cattleya, the company behind hit drama Gomorrah (pictured). Cattleya will retain full creative and production autonomy, while ITVS distribution arm ITV Global Entertainment will distribute TV series from the prodco where rights are available. ITVS parent ITV said that this is the latest […]

Returning miniseries

Distributors will tell you that if they could have one drama production in their portfolio it would be an evergreen returning franchise that rakes in the cash year after year. But this doesn’t alter the fact that TV movies, minis and limited runs are also regarded as valuable assets and are increasingly getting recommissioned as […]

Gomorrah writer making Gaddafi series

Roberto 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 […]

Italian mafia drama goes to M-Net, Tata

Beta 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 […]

New French indie group ‘circles Cattleya’

New France-based TV consolidator Mediawan is reportedly in the market to buy Gomorrah producer Cattleya. Following a €270 million (US$285 million) deal to acquire the AB Groupe and proclamations of further deals to come, Mediawan has turned its attention to Italy-based Cattleya, according to several French-language sites. Another French conglom, Vivendi, is also said to […]

Sky Italia, local prodcos team for distribution

Sky Italia and producers including FremantleMedia-owned Wildside and Gomorrah producer Cattleya, have joined forces to create a new film distribution business. The new unit, which does not yet have a name, sees pay TV operator Sky join forces several film and TV production companies. As well as Cattleya and Wildside, which is making The Young […]

In-demand charts: Italy (June 26-July 2, 2016)

Our latest in-demand chart, this week coming from the southern European country of Italy, throws up familiar results and a couple of surprises. At the top of the rankings, Orange is the New Black and Game of Thrones rule supreme. OITNB edges slightly ahead of animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which has taken […]

SundanceTV acquires mafia drama Gomorrah

US cable net SundanceTV has acquired the first two seasons of Italian crime drama Gomorrah. The first season, which comprises twelve episodes, will premiere on the AMC Networks-owned channel this summer. SundanceTV acquired the drama from The Weinstein Company, which has rights in North America. Germany’s Beta Films sells the show in most international territories, […]

Drama, Italian style

Italy has emerged from the doldrums to become a leading European drama producer in recent years, largely down to investment from the pay TV sector. New developments look set to take things a step further, reports Jesse Whittock. The idea that Italy would give birth what is set to be one of the biggest international […]

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