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The shoot for Suburra gets under way for Netflix

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- The first ten episodes of the series will be directed by Michele Placido, Andrea Molaioli and Giuseppe Capotondi; the cast includes Francesco Acquaroli, Alessandro Borghi and Claudia Gerini

The shoot for Suburra gets under way for Netflix
A scene from Suburra - the film

The shoot for Suburra, the hotly anticipated first original Italian series for Netflix, based on the 2015 film [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Stefano Sollima
film profile
]
of the same name directed by Stefano Sollima, has kicked off in Rome. The directors of the series’ first ten episodes will be Michele Placido (Romanzo Criminale [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Michele Placido
film profile
]
, Angels of Evil [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, currently in theatres with 7 Minutes [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Michele Placido
film profile
]
), Andrea Molaioli (The Girl by the Lake [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, The Jewel [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
) and Giuseppe Capotondi (The Double Hour [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Giuseppe Capotondi
film profile
]
).

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Written by Daniele Cesarano and Barbara Petronio together with Ezio Abbate, Fabrizio Bettelli and Nicola Guaglianone (the latter of whom penned the incredibly successful They Call Me Jeeg [+see also:
trailer
making of
film focus
interview: Gabriele Mainetti
film profile
]
), the series – which, like the movie, is based on the acclaimed novel by Giancarlo De Cataldo and Carlo Bonini – is set a few years before a real-life political scandal that shook Rome, which it draws its inspiration from. The affairs of the Church, politicians, organised crime, local gangs and real-estate developers become intertwined in a tangle of activities teetering between the lawful and the unlawful, spawning a crime-thriller in which the only thing that really counts is power.

The cast includes Francesco Acquaroli (Pasolini [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Abel Ferrara
film profile
]
, soon to appear on screens in Sun, Heart, Love [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
), playing the role of Samurai, and Alessandro Borghi (Suburra – the film, Don’t Be Bad [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
), who has returned to breathe life into Numero 8. Other names confirmed so far include Adamo Dionisi as Manfredi Anacleti, Giacomo Ferrara as Spadino Anacleti (both of whom appeared in Suburra – the film), Claudia Gerini (The Passion of the Christ, Don’t Move) as Sara Monaschi, Filippo Nigro (Facing Windows [+see also:
trailer
interview: Ferzan Ozpetek
film profile
]
, A.C.A.B - All Cops Are Bastards [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Stefano Sollima
film profile
]
) as Amedeo Cinaglia and Eduardo Valdarnini (Qualcosa di nuovo [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
) as Lele Marchilli.

Produced by Cattleya, in the wake of the huge success it enjoyed with Gomorrah [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Domenico Procacci
interview: Jean Labadie
interview: Matteo Garrone
film profile
]
and Romanzo Criminale, in conjunction with Rai Fiction, Suburra will be aired in Italy by Rai after its world premiere on Netflix, which is slated for 2017. The world’s biggest internet TV network, which boasts 86 million subscribers, will broadcast the series in over 190 countries and in 20 languages.

(Translated from Italian)

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