Filming begins on brand new Sky Original drama, Dostoyevsky

Production is underway for the new Sky Original drama, Dostoyevsky, produced in-house by Sky Studios, in association with Paco Cinematografica.

The six-part series marks the television debut of acclaimed Italian directors, screenwriters and brothers, Fabio and Damiano D’Innocenzo, who burst onto the international film scene in 2018 with their debut The boys are crying follow up on the success of bad stories, winner of the Silver Bear for best screenplay at the Berlinale 2020 and critically acclaimed feature film Latin America.

The D’Innocenzo brothers said: “Dostoyevsky is the story of a man, a policeman, a ghost, a winter, a girl, a friend, the end of a friend, a river, an assassin, a shiny fish, a broken hand, an abandoned girl, a colonoscopy, a battery charger, a more esteemed colleague, an orphan, an orphanage, a pregnancy, a lost girl, a younger colleague, an eye washed in a sink, an illness. Dostoyevsky is the decisive battle between all these elements in the world. »

Dostoyevsky follows the life and investigative work of policeman Enzo Vitello, played by Filippo Timi (Vincere, I delitti by BarLume, favola, The mountain ottoWith a troubled past and an inevitable future, Enzo finds himself investigating the bloody trail of a ruthless serial killer, nicknamed Dostoyevsky, because of the letters they leave at crime scenes, filled with gruesome details. Haunted by the killer’s words, Enzo is driven to embark on a dangerous solitary investigation, getting closer and closer to the disturbing truth.

Nils Hartmann, EVP Sky Studios Italia and Deutschland said: “Fabio and Damiano are very talented writers and creatives with a unique voice, who will bring Sky customers and viewers around the world a series as bold and surprising as their vision and we couldn’t be more excited to get started. the production. They’ve assembled a stellar cast, led by Filippo in the lead role, and we’re proud that as the second series produced in-house by Sky Studios in Italy, we’re continuing to build a creative home for some of the most exciting talent. of the industry to realize their vision, at scale. »

The series will also star Carlotta Gamba (Dante), Federico Vanni (Chiara Lubich – L’Amore vince su tutto, Io sono l’abisso) and Gabriel Montesi (Favolacce, Siccita, Romulus, Christian).

Written and directed by Fabio and Damiano D’Innocenzo, production is currently underway in and around Rome, Italy until the end of 2022. It will air on Sky Atlantic and the NOW streaming service in all markets Sky, including the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

NBCUniversal Global Distribution handles international sales on behalf of Sky Studios.

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About Sky Studios

Sky Studios is Sky’s original programming arm across Europe.

We develop, produce, commission and finance original drama and scripted comedy for Sky’s 24 million customers and beyond. Building on the success of a critically acclaimed film Sky originals including Emmy-winning”Chernobyl“, Bafta winner “Patrick Melrose“and international successes”Das Boot“, “Côte d’Azur” and “Brittany”, Sky Studios is the new creative home of the essential Sky Originals, such as “The climb», « Block 181 » and «souls”.

We’re an agile studio, seeking out the best untold stories from new voices while working in creative partnership with today’s best writers, producers and on-screen talent to bring viewers stories they wouldn’t find anywhere. somewhere else.

With commissioning talent and production capabilities in the UK, Germany and Italy, we understand local tastes across Europe better than anyone and expect to more than double our investment in original content from by 2024, fully supported and backed by Comcast NBCUniversal.

We are also developing a new TV and film studio, Sky Studios Elstree, which is expected to create over 2,000 new jobs and generate an additional £3bn of investment in the UK creative sector in the first five years. only. .

About Paco Cinematografica

Paco Cinematografica was founded in 2003 by Isabella Cocuzza and Arturo Paglia. He collaborates with the most recognized talents of the contemporary cinematographic scene. In addition to constantly discovering new authors, it aims to broaden its natural propensity for the development and production of innovative projects of exceptional quality intended for the international market.

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