‘Django’, a new Sky Original series coming to Sky Atlantic and NOW in February, has released its trailer.
Reimagining the classic western, the 10-part series premiered at last year’s Rome Film Festival. It is directed by Francesca Comencini (‘Gomorrah the Series’) and loosely based on the cult classic by Sergio Corbucci.
‘Django’ is set in Texas in the late 1800s, following a jaded cowboy in search of the daughter he thought he’d lost. The series stars Matthias Schoenaerts (‘The Danish Girl’) as the iconic title character, alongside Nicholas Pinnock (‘For Life’) as John Ellis, visionary founder of the town of New Babylon, Lisa Vicari, (‘Luna’, Dark’) who plays Django’s daughter Sarah, and Noomi Rapace (‘Prometheus’) in the role of John’s powerful and ruthless enemy Elizabeth Thurman.
Rounding out the cast are Elliot Edusah, Jyuddah Jaymes, Benny O. Arthur and Eric Kole as John Ellis’s children and Tom Austen as cowboy Eljiah Turner.
In following his daughter’s trail, Django comes upon New Babylon, a town at the bottom of a crater, where all outcasts are welcome and where everyone is equal and free. Here, Django discovers that his daughter is alive and set to marry John Ellis, the founder of New Babylon. Sarah – who blames her father for the death of their family, massacred many years earlier while he was at war – wants Django to leave.
But he refuses to give up and does everything in his power to get a second chance with her, becoming a valuable ally for Ellis, who must defend the town from Elizabeth Thurman’s attacks. Unbeknownst to them, Django, John, and Sarah are linked by a web of secrets and a dark past bound to resurface.
‘Django’ is produced for Sky and CANAL+ by Cattleya (part of ITV Studios) and Atlantique Productions (part of Mediawan) and co-produced by Sky Studios and CANAL+, in collaboration with STUDIOCANAL and Odeon Fiction and with the support of the Italian Ministry of Culture and the Romanian government.
The remaining episodes are directed by David Evans (‘Downton Abbey’) and Enrico Maria Artale (‘Romulus’).
The Italian-French co-production is created and written by Leonardo Fasoli (‘Gomorrah the Series’, ‘ZeroZeroZero’) and Maddalena Ravagli (‘Gomorrah the Series’) who, together, also co-wrote the series’ treatment with Francesco Cenni and Michele Pellegrini.
Completing the writing team is Max Hurwitz (‘ZeroZeroZero’, ‘Manhunt’), who has penned two teleplays.