The first-look images from the Sicilian set of “Anna” (working title), the new Sky Original series created and directed by Niccolò Ammaniti, based on his most popular novel of the same name, published in Italy by Einaudi, have been revealed. The images unveil the cast and the leading actress for the first time: newcomer Giulia Dragotto (13 years old) plays Anna: a girl who lives in a world devastated by a virus where humans live only to the age of fourteen. The child sets off in search of Astor, played by Alessandro Pecorella (9 years old, another TV debut), her little brother who’s been kidnapped.
“Anna” is the second Sky TV project by the novelist who won the Premio Strega after the success of “The Miracle”. The series is produced by Mario Gianani and Lorenzo Mieli with Lorenzo Gangarossa for Fremantle’s Wildside, and co-produced by ARTE France and Kwaï. Niccolò Ammaniti is the showrunner and director of the TV series. The Italian author is script writing too, together with Francesca Manieri.
The very young debutants feature Clara Tramontano (Angelica) and Giovanni Mavilla (Pietro). The broader cast also includes Roberta Mattei and Elena Lietti as Anna and Astor’s missing mother. This is the second time Elena Lietti is directed by Ammaniti after “The Miracle”.