[03/04/16 - 07:33 AM] Video: SundanceTV Releases Trailer & Key Art for "The Last Panthers" The stunning 60-second trailer is set to the David Bowie song "Blackstar."
[via press release from SundanceTV]
SundanceTV has released a stunning 60-second trailer set to the David Bowie song "Blackstar," and key art for the gripping new SundanceTV original series, "The Last Panthers," which premieres Wednesday, April 13 at 10pm ET/PT.
As you may have read previously, David Bowie was inspired to write "Blackstar," the first single & title track off of his last album, after screening a cut of "The Last Panthers," and the song serves as the main title for the breathtaking crime drama. Additionally, Johan Renck, who directed all six episodes of "The Last Panthers," directed Bowie's music video for "Blackstar."
"The Last Panthers" centers around an audacious jewelry heist in Marseilles, with all the trademarks of the infamous and recently dormant 'Pink Panthers' gang. The six-episode limited series stars two-time Academy Award(R) nominee Samantha Morton (Sweet and Lowdown, In America), French César Award winner Tahar Rahim (A Prophet), Croatian-born actor Goran Bogdan (Number 55), and BAFTA and Golden Globe(R) winner and two-time Academy Award(R) nominee John Hurt (The Elephant Man, Midnight Express).
"The Last Panthers," is based on the work of French journalist Jér�me Pierrat, who has investigated organized crime in France for years. The series is co-created and written by the award-winning writer Jack Thorne ("The Fades," "This Is England"). "The Last Panthers," shot in four countries - the UK, France, Serbia and Montenegro - in three languages, is directed by Johan Renck ("Bloodline," "Breaking Bad") and executive produced by Caroline Benjo ("The Returned") and Jimmy Desmarais ("The Returned") of Haut et Court, Peter Carlton ("This Is England") of Warp Films, Johan Renck and Jack Thorne.
"The Last Panthers" premiered in the UK earlier this year to rave reviews. Here are just a few things the critics have said:
"Effortlessly cool, gripping Euro-thriller"
- The Daily Telegraph
"Cool Euro Crime drama, which lures you in with a specially penned David Bowie track that sounds like a Bond these in hyperspace."
- Radio Times
"Riveting action. Fascinating characters. A superb cast. And a truly cinematic style."**FIVE STARS**
- Heat Magazine