ALL NEW BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES OF
THE ACCLAIMED ITALIAN CRIME SERIES "GOMORRAH" AIRS
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 AT 10/9C
"'Gomorrah' shocks the system like a real Italian espresso after years of skinny vanilla lattes."
- Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times
"In 'Gomorrah,' they've achieved a satisfying international blend."- Mike Hale, New York Times
"Italy's dark crime drama 'Gomorrah' is your next obsession" - Kaitlin Thomas, TVGuide.com
Two all new episodes of the acclaimed Italian crime series "Gomorrah" air Wednesday, August 31 at 10/9C. Leading in to the episode, SundanceTV will present fan-favorite gangster film, "The Untouchables," at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. C. The film stars Robert De Niro, Kevin Costner and Sean Connery.
"Gomorrah," Italy's most popular television series of all time, is based on the best-selling book by journalist Roberto Saviano. The novel has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide and inspired the film Gomorrah, which won the 2008 Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. SundanceTV acquired seasons one and two from The Weinstein Company.
Each week, SundanceTV will feature two back-to-back episodes of the twelve installment season. In Part 2, "The Mother and Home," Don Pietro continues to manage his business affairs behind bars, but his position of power is compromised when he clashes with prison warden. Meanwhile, the Savastano clan finds itself at odds with their one-time allies.
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 Savastano (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, Francesca Comencini and Claudio Cupellini. The series was developed for television by Giovanni Bianconi, Stefano Bises, Leonardo Fasoli, Ludovica Rampoldi and Roberto Saviano.