Indigo Film has formed a collaboration with All3Media International to garner broadcasting partners for its new show, "The Gymnasts." “We’re very pleased to be part of such a prestigious broadcast partnership on board for our latest project with Indigo Film, who has assembled an incredible line-up of talent to adapt this critically acclaimed book into a gripping six-part thriller," Stephen Driscoll, EVP, EMEA & European Co-Productions at All3Media International, added. "'The Gymnasts' has attracted much interest from the international broadcast community and is sure to be a must-see for international audiences.”
A new six-part thriller based on Ilaria Bernardini’s bestselling novel Corpo Libero," "The Gymnasts" will be exclusively premiered on Paramount+ in Italy and across France, UK, Canada, Australia, Latin America and South Korea later in 2022 as a Paramount+ Original. The Paramount+ Original series, co-produced with Network Movie. All3Media International, will makes its way to Italy, where Rai Fiction helped produced the series with ZDFneo within the European Alliance. In Germany the series is presented as a neoriginal and launched on ZDFneo in 2023.The series will be directed by Cosima Spender and Valerio Bonelli. The writing team includes Chiara Barzini, Ilaria Bernardini, the author of the novel, Ludovica Rampoldi and Giordana Mari. “We are grateful to be part of this project, that takes place in Italy, but has what it needs to travel around the globe as it deals with what it means to be a teenager in the 21first century, searching for love and recognition," Bettina Wente, Producer at Network Movie, said.
In the UK, a translated version of the Italian bestseller novel is set to be published on the 4th August 2022, with the title "The Girls are Good," following HarperCollins’ acquisition of world rights excluding Italy. The US and Canada will publish in 2023. In Italy a brand new edition of the novel will be released by Mondadori on the same week of the series premiere, with its original title, Corpo libero. In England, US and Canada a translated version of the Italian bestseller is set to be published internationally on the 4th August 2022, with the title The Girls are Good, following HarperCollins’ acquisition of world rights excluding Italy. In Italy a brand new edition of the novel will be released by Mondadori on the same week of the series premiere, with its original title, Corpo libero.
“We are proud to team up with our prestigious partners and friends to present 'The Gymnasts' as a "neoriginal“ on ZDFneo," Dr. Simone Emmelius, Senior Vice President International Fiction - Coproduction and Acquisition at ZDF, said. "'The Gymnasts' proofs once more, that Europe is a true melting pot, a young and exciting continent with a lot of extraordinary stories to be told. No wonder it is a project developed and commissioned by the European Alliance”.
"The Gymnasts" follows a team of elite teenage athletes as they compete at an international tournament high up in the snowy, atmospheric Italian mountains. It is the most important week of their lives, and rivalries are fierce and relationships complex as these loyal teammates fight for a chance at Olympic selection. As tensions and obsessions escalate within the team, and the drama of adolescence clashes with the brutal pressures of competitive training, a ticking time bomb is created. Many of them have spent years dreaming of this event and would do anything to win, so when it is revealed that a competitor has died, the police suspect murder.
“The Gymnasts is a series that together with ZDFneo and within the framework of the European Alliance unites Rai to Indigo Film, Network Movie, All3Media, and the new Paramount+ platform," Maria Pia Ammirati, Head of Rai Fiction, said. "We are proud to cooperate on a new series that confirms what Italy can really give to an international project. A thriller and coming of age story set in the world of sport and based on Ilaria Bernardini's successful novel Corpo libero, with the landscape of our mountains on the background and the excellence of our professionalism. And because of this I would like to express the satisfaction for an all-Italian and all-female writing team, which alongside the author of the novel includes Chiara Barzini, Ludovica Rampoldi and Giordana Mari."
We’re very pleased to be part of such a prestigious broadcast partnership on board for our latest project with Indigo Film, who has assembled an incredible line-up of talent to adapt this critically acclaimed book into a gripping six-part thriller. 'The Gymnasts' has attracted much interest from the international broadcast community and is sure to be a must-see for international audiences.” Stephen Driscoll EVP, EMEA & European Co-Productions, All3Media International