The TV adaptation of Roberto Saviano’s book and Matteo Garrone’s film debuts in the US August 24 at 10:00/9C
Naples’ major crime boss, Don Pietro Savastano orders his guys to kill a rival boss, and after a suicide mission to enemy headquarters produces more casualties than seem prudent, all hell breaks loose.
Vengeance, brutality, lawlessness plus the authenticity from Saviano’s expert technical advising combine to create great TV for anyone who loves crime shows, Mafia stories, or just Italy in general.
Gomorrah has all the appeal of shows like The Sopranos, but “Gomorrah is more realistic”, says journalist and author Beppe Severgnini. “The criminals aren’t glorified; there are no lovable monsters like Tony Soprano. Its story lines are fictional, but they draw on current events. With stunning camerawork, fast-paced tempos and well-written dialogue that rolls out in accurately rendered Neapolitan Italian, it is proof, if proof were needed, that Italians can turn out first-rate television.”