‘Gomorrah’ and ‘Crime Novel’ Television Collection Set for Prequels

Sky Studios is producing prequels to “Gomorrah” and “Crime Novel,” the two greatly exported Sky Italia first criminal offense sequence that are considered Italian Tv milestones.

News that Sky and ITV-owned production firm Cattleya are wanting to reboot these two demonstrates with origin stories was introduced as Sky Italia celebrates its 20th anniversary with a large bash in Rome.

Sky Italia initially ventured into Italian Tv generation in 2008 with “Romanzo Criminale,” as “Crime Novel” is acknowledged in Italian, which is centered all over a authentic Roman heroin-dealing gang. Other than being a strike in Italy, the tale also traveled broadly. “Gomorrah” (pictured over), which is based mostly on Roberto Saviano’s bestselling Neapolitan mob exposé, released in 2014. From the outset, this gritty demonstrate introduced audiences inside of the belly of the real Neapolitan felony underworld, many thanks in section to remaining shot just about entirely in the genuine areas it portrays. In addition to attaining megahit position in Italy, “Gomorrah” has traveled to 190 countries, together with on HBO Max in the U.S., which dropped the fifth and last time of the Neapolitan gangster saga very last yr.

The origin tale of the “Romanzo Criminale” sequence will focus on the decades before the increase of the Banda della Magliana prison gang depicted in the two seasons of the initial collection, tying in the narrative with the tales of its original characters. Giancarlo De Cataldo, who wrote the novel on which the sequence is centered, as very well as the sequence bible, is on board for the prequel.

The “Gomorrah” prequel will recount the felony increase of Neapolitan mobster Pietro Savastano, “from when he was just a kid on the streets to turning into the most significant and ruthless boss in Naples,” according to a assertion. Leonardo Fasoli and Maddalena Ravagli, who served as the show’s head writers, are again on board.

“‘Romanzo’ and ‘Gomorrah’ rewrote the regulations for Italian Television set collection,” said Nils Hartmann, EVP Sky Studios for Italy in a statement. “What’s more, if the traditional drama has now turn out to be a Television set sequence, in Italy, it is thanks to ‘Romanzo,’ which took a completely new path,” he added, noting that “Gomorrah” took the identical route but went even even more. 

“With these two new tasks, we will increase upon the worlds of these two beloved tales, heading again to our most defining roots but with an eye on the long term,” Hartmann stated.

Cattleya founder Riccardo Tozzi claimed that “going back to the origins of ‘Romanzo’ and ‘Gomorrah’ indicates exploring new options to inform a tale that is tonally somewhere concerning an epic and a practical piece with a up to date seem from the position of check out of its style as nicely.”

Tozzi went on to get in touch with the prequels “a return, but with the same wish to innovate.”