SUNDANCE TV EXPLORES THE WORLD OF ORGANIZED CRIME
WITH THE UPCOMING U.S. PREMIERE OF THE ACCLAIMED ITALIAN SERIES "GOMORRAH"
Series premiere Wednesday, August 24th at 10/9c
NEW YORK, NY - May 3, 2016 - SundanceTV announced today that season one of the acclaimed Italian crime series "Gomorrah" will premiere on Wednesday, August 24 at 10/9c. As previously announced, the network has acquired seasons one and two from The Weinstein Company, each season featuring 12 one-hour episodes.
"Gomorrah," Italy's all-time most popular television series, is based on the best-selling book by journalist Roberto Saviano. The novel has sold over 10 million copies worldwide and inspired the film Gomorrah, which won the 2008 Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Set in the suburbs of Naples, the series focuses on the inside story of the Camorra, the fierce Neapolitan crime organization, told through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzio (Marco D'Amore), the right hand of the clan's godfather, Pietro Savastanno (Fortunato Cerlino). Produced by Sky Atlantic, Cattleya and Fandango in association with La7 and Beta Film, "Gomorrah" is written by Stefano Bises and directed by Stefano Sollima, Cristina Comencini and Claudio Cupellini. The series was developed for television by Giovanni Bianconi, Stefano Bises, Leonardo Fasoli, Ludovica Rampoldi and Roberto Saviano.
SundanceTV's 2016 slate of scripted dramas includes season four of the Peabody Award-winning "Rectify"; "Hap and Leonard," based on the Joe R. Lansdale novels and featuring James Purefoy, Michael Kenneth Williams and Christina Hendricks; "The Last Panthers," a co-production with Sky Atlantic and CANAL+ starring Samantha Morton and John Hurt; "Cleverman" co-produced with ABC TV Australia and Red Arrow International and starring Iain Glen and Frances O'Connor; "Rebellion," an Irish mini-series co-produced with Zodiak Rights, Touchpaper TV and RTé; and family drama series "The A-Word," co-produced with Keshet International, Fifty Fathoms, Keshet UK and BBC One.
Since its launch in 1996, SundanceTV has remained true to founder Robert Redford's mission to celebrate creativity and distinctive storytelling through unique voices and narratives found in the best independent films. From delivering critically acclaimed Emmy(R), Golden Globe(R) and Peabody Award-winning television featuring some of the world's most talented creators and performers, to showcasing some of the most compelling and iconic films across genres and generations, SundanceTV is a smart and thought-provoking entertainment destination. SundanceTV is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.; its sister networks include AMC, IFC, BBC America and WE tv. SundanceTV is available across all platforms, including on-air, online at www.sundance.tv, on demand and mobile.
About The Weinstein Company
The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC boasts an active unscripted television production division which garnered nine Emmy nominations in 2013, five in 2014 and twelve in 2015. TWC Television produces the reality powerhouse Project Runway, which is going into production on its 15th season on Lifetime; with its spin-off series and critically-acclaimed Project Runway All Stars, hosted by Alyssa Milano and Project Runway Jr, featuring supermodel Hannah Davis, and fashion critic Kelley Osbourne. In addition, TWC's scripted television produces Marco Polo and Peaky Blinders with Netflix and Scream with MTV, along with the upcoming Gomorrah, The Mist, Six and Omert�. TWC will also launch several new projects in 2016 across several networks, including MTV, A+E Networks, and AMC. For more information on The Weinstein Company, please visit: