Django is a CANAL+ CRÉATION ORIGINALE and SKY ORIGINAL TV SERIES
Django is a highly ambitious production set to deliver a contemporary and psychological twist on the Western genre through an engaging narrative and an accurate representation of the period. The cast includes Nicholas Pinnock, Noomi Rapace, and Matthias Schoenaerts as Django.
Set in the Wild West during the 1860s – 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. He is shocked to find her in New Babylon, about to marry John. But Sarah, now a grown woman, wants Django to leave, as she fears he will put New Babylon in jeopardy if he stays. However, Django, believing the city is in danger, is adamant that he will not lose his daughter twice.
Actor and founder of Silver Milk Productions Nicholas Pinnock (The Last Tree, Dark Encounter, Counterpart, Top Boy, Fortitude, For Life) will take the key role of John Ellis, Django’s antagonist; while Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) will play John Ellis’ powerful and merciless enemy Elizabeth.
The international cast also includes Lisa Vicari, (Luna, Dark) who will take the role of Sarah, Django’s long lost daughter; Jyuddah Jaymes (Clique, Criminal: UK), Eric Kole (Fifty Pence, Hold) and Benny Opoku-Arthur (Get Lucky, Alexanderplatz) as John Ellis’ three sons, as well as Tom Austen (The Royals, Grantchester) in the role of Elijah and actress and YouTuber Abigail Thorn as Jess.
Loosely based on the Sergio Corbucci feature film Django, the series is being produced for Sky and CANAL+ by the award-winning French production company Atlantique Productions (Midnight Sun, The Eddy), part of Mediawan, and Cattleya (ZeroZeroZero, Gomorrah the Series), Italy’s leading independent film and TV drama producer and part of ITV Studios, along with co-producers Sky and CANAL+ and in collaboration with Odeon Fiction and StudioCanal.
Principal photography has begun in Romania and the 10 x 1 hour TV series, also made with the support from the Romanian Government, will be shot on location over six months in Racos, Bucharest, and the Danube area.
The Sky Original series and CANAL+ Création Originale Django will be broadcast on Sky’s services in Italy, the UK, Ireland, Austria, Germany and Switzerland and on CANAL+ channels in France, Switzerland, Benelux and Africa. STUDIOCANAL has worldwide distribution rights.
The first episodes will be directed by Francesca Comencini (Gomorrah the Series), who will also be the series’ artistic director. Django was created and written by Leonardo Fasoli (Gomorrah the Series, ZeroZeroZero) and Maddalena Ravagli (Gomorrah the Series, ZeroZeroZero), who, together, also co-wrote the series treatment with Francesco Cenni and Michele Pellegrini, with two episodes written by Max Hurwitz (ZeroZeroZero, Manhunt).