Sky Italy Reveals New Original Series at Rome Presentation

Sky Italy Reveals New Original Series at Rome Presentation
At the Sky presentation held in Rome on the evening of Wednesday 19 June, there were no updates regarding new formats. However, all the news focused on the fiction titles, with some new original series being announced.

In Autumn, Sky will launch the series Hanno Ucciso l’Uomo Ragno – La leggendaria storia degli 883, a Sky Original dramedy directed by Sydney Sibilia. It tells the story of the music and deep friendship that brought Max Pezzali and Mauro Repetto to success against the backdrop of the legendary 1990s. This fall also brings the highly anticipated period drama Il figlio del secolo, an adaptation of Antonio Scurati's bestseller about Benito Mussolini, and the series directed by Valeria Golino based on Goliarda Sapienza's scandalous novel L’Arte della Gioia, which was praised at the last Cannes Festival and is currently in theaters. 

By the end of 2024,  will be aired the drama Dostoevskij, the first series by the D’Innocenzo brothers, which will be in cinemas from July 11 to 17 with Vision Distribution in two parts. It stars Filippo Timi as a tormented detective dealing with a mysterious serial killer. Additionally, there's Il giorno dello sciacallo, a Sky Original remake of the classic 1973 film adaptation of Frederick Forsyth's historical thriller.

The list of renewed seasons includes: the second season of Blocco 181, once again in collaboration with Salmo and set among Milan's multi-ethnic communities; Iris, a British thriller currently filming in Italy, spanning Sardinia, Rome, and Florence; Amadeus, detailing the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, starring Will Sharpe and Paul Bettany; Lockerbie, a miniseries about the 1988 terrorist attack on Pan Am Flight 103, featuring Colin Firth.

Moreover, two major new Sky Original projects have been announced today: Rosa Elettrica, an action thriller starring Maria Chiara Giannetta, based on the novel by Giampaolo Simi and published by Sellerio Editore, which will begin filming soon; and Ligas, a legal drama starring Luca Argentero as a brilliant, controversial, and charming criminal lawyer in Milan.