The Sky and CANAL+ original series “Django” has added Noomi Rapace and Nicholas Pinnock to feature as actors. The show will soon air on Sky’s services in Italy, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and on CANAL+ channels in France, Switzerland, Benelux, and Africa. Studio canal has obtained worldwide distribution rights.
The show's filming and photography has begun in Romania and the 10 1-hour TV series, made in collaboration with the Romanian Government. THe filming duration will be approximately six months in Racos, Bucharest, and the Danube area. The first episodes will be directed by Francesca Comencini, who will also be the series’ artistic director. “Django” was created and written by Leonardo Fasoli and Maddalena Ravagli, who, together, also co-wrote the series treatment with Francesco Cenni and Michele Pellegrini, with two episodes written by Max Hurwitz.
Produced for Sky and CANAL+ by the French production company Atlantique Productions alongside Mediawan and Cattleya, the show was also made in collaboration with Odeon Fiction and StudioCanal. Rapace is repped by CAA, Stella Härnström, Narrative and and Hirsh Wallerstein Hayum Matlof & Fishman. Pinnock is repped by Matt Smith and Steven Brown at ICM, Oliver Slinger at Independent Talent, and Jeff Golenberg at Silverlining Entertainment.
The international cast consists of several popular British actors, including Eric Kole and Benny Opoku-Arthur as John Ellis’ three sons, Tom Austen and Youtuber Abigail Thorn. The story is set in the Wild West in the 1860s and 1870s. Sarah and John have founded New Babylon, a city of outcasts, full of men and women of all backgrounds, races, and creeds, that welcomes everyone with open arms. Haunted by the murder of his family eight years earlier, Django is still looking for his daughter, believing she may have survived.