Django, the new Sky series inspired by the cult western is coming: here is the trailer and the first photos    Velvet Mag

Django, the new Sky series inspired by the cult western is coming: here is the trailer and the first photos Velvet Mag

Exactly one month until the debut of Django, the long-awaited original series from Sky and CANAL+, streaming exclusively on Sky and NOW. The show was born as a homage to the classic westerns by Sergio Corbucci. Here are the first official images and the trailer announcing the release date.

django who reinterprets the film of the same name in a contemporary key Sergio Corbucciis a television series in ten episodes Produced for Sky and CANAL+ by Cattleya and Atlantique Productions (part of Mediawan). The show is also produced and co-produced by Sky Studios and CANAL+ in association with STUDIOCANAL and Odeon Fiction with the support of the Italian Ministry of Culture and the Romanian Government. Django will be in the coming months available in all countries where Sky operates (Italy, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany and Austria). The series will also continue CHANNEL+ in France, Poland, Switzerland and Africa (And through M7 in which Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic and Slovak Republic).

Matthias Schoenaerts as Django (left) and part of the series cast (right), Ph. Courtesy Press Office - VelvetMagMatthias Schoenaerts as Django (left) and part of the series cast (right), Ph. Courtesy Press Office – VelvetMag

Filmed entirely in English, the first four episodes are guided by Francesca Comencini (Gomorrah – The Series) as well Artistic Director of the series, while subsequent episodes will be directed by David Evans (Downton Abbey) and from Enrico Maria Artale (Romulus). The shooting took place in Romania, between Racos, Bucharest and the Danube region.

Django, the cast of the highly anticipated series: who will we see?

Matthias Schonaerts plays the iconic title character. Beside him, Nicholas Pinnock as John Ellis, the visionary founder of New Babylon. The show also leverages the presence of Lisa Vicariwhich is in the series instead Sarahthe daughter by Django. Also in the cast Naomi Rapaceas Elli’s powerful and ruthless enemy, Elizabeth Thurmann. Among other actors: Jjudda Jaymes, Benny O Arthur and Eric Cole as the sons of John Ellis e tom austen in those of the cowboy Eljiah Turner.

Award-winning actor Matthias Schoenaerts is celebrated worldwide for films such as Rust and Bones, Bullhead, The Mustang, Amsterdam. His upcoming projects include Terrence Malick’s film The Way of the Wind, in which he will star, and the HBO miniseries The Palace, directed by Stephen Frears, opposite Kate Winslet; Nicholas Pinnock, founder of Silver Milk Productions, has appeared on the big screen in the films The Last Tree and Dark Encounter and is on television for the hit TV series Counterpart, Top Boy, Fortitude ‘, ‘Marcella’ and most recently ‘For Life’; Talented aspiring actress Lisa Vicari is known for her performances in the film Luna and in recent years in the popular TV series Darkin the role of the co-star Martha Nielsen; Award-winning actress Noomi Rapace is best known for her roles in the Millennium trilogy, the films Prometheus and Seven Sisters, and the independent films Lamb and You Are Not Alone.

Noomi Rapace is Elizabeth Thurmann (left);  Lisa Vicari is Sarah, Nicholas Pinnock is John Ellis (right), Ph. Courtesy Press Office - VelvetMagNoomi Rapace is Elizabeth Thurmann (left); Lisa Vicari is Sarah, Nicholas Pinnock is John Ellis (right), Ph. Courtesy Press Office – VelvetMag

What to expect: series overview and release date

Django is an Italian-French co-production created and written by Leonardo Fasoli (Gomorrah – The Series, ZeroZeroZero) e Madeleine Ravagli (Gomorrah – The Series), both also co-authors of the series’ theme Francesco Cenni and Michael Pellegrini. Complete the writing team Max Hurwitz (ZeroZeroZero, Manhunt), who is signing two screenplays. International distribution is carried out by STUDIOCANAL. The show will arrive in Italy on Sky next February 17th and will be available for streaming exclusively on NOW.

Django is a free adaptation of the cult film directed by Sergio Corbucci and tells the story of a man who, in search of revenge, ends up fighting for something bigger. Texas, late 19th century Django arrives at a parched city at the bottom of a crater: it’s New Babylon. He searches for the men who murdered his family but discovers that his daughter Sarah survived and is at the scene. He is now twenty years old and is preparing to marry John Ellis, who is from New Babylon he is the founder; Also, she doesn’t want Django around. But Django is not a man to give up, and he will leave no stone unturned another chance with her daughter. In any case, the three of them – Django, Sarah and John – are involved a tangle of dark secrets destined to surface.