MIPCOM: Gomorrah heads to France

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 07-10-2013

Negotiations with a major French partner as well as with a number of international broadcasters for the sale of Sky Italia crime series Gomorrah are in the final stages.

Ahead of MIPCOM, Beta Film has also announced that it has secured several deals and sold the 12-hour series, which is still in production, to Sky Germany, HBO Nordic in Scandinavia and HBO Latin America.

Arrow Film acquired the rights for UK and Lumiere for the Netherlands.

Currently being shot in Naples, Gomorrah is produced by Sky, Cattleya and Fandango in collaboration with La7 and Beta Film, and will take the viewers to the Camorra the dark and inner sanctum of organised crime.

When Pietro Savastano (Fortunato Cerlino), one of Naples biggest and most-feared Camorra bosses, is captured and sent to jail, his wife Imma (Maria Pia Calzone) initially takes over, while Pietro's son Genny (Salvatore Esposito) learns the ropes in Honduras. A rival clan led by Salvatore Conte (Marco Palvetti) plots to destroy the Savastanos once and for all.

The series' concept has its roots in Roberto Saviano's best-selling novel of the same title.

The series' budget has not been disclosed but Sky Italia has said that it is the "highest budget" it has ever handled.