Netflix is ready to launch a new series, The Decamerona period comedy drama set in the Black Death produced by the creator of orange is the new black.
The series is created by kathleen jordannetflix creator teenage bounty hunters, Y jenji kohan executive producer of the teen drama with her and praynge is the new black. Jordan will write and serve as showrunner.
What’s on Netflix was first reported The Decameron in March 2022 with Netflix later confirming the project in August 2022.
Kohan’s overall deal with Netflix closed in November 2017 with his team, Titled Productions.
mike uppendahl (Ratched, American Crime Story) is set to direct.
Jenji Kohan commented on the project in August 2022:
“Kathleen Jordan is the real deal. I am so excited and grateful to be able to work with her and to be able to do this amazing, funny, timely and weird series for Netflix together.”
Jordan Executive Producer The Decameron with Kohan, Blake McCormick and Tara Herrmann for Tilted Productions and Mike Uppendahl. Jordan said:
“I am absolutely thrilled to be able to work with Jenji, Tara, Blake and Netflix again. I can’t wait for people to meet this ridiculous group of characters. I’m sure Giovanni Boccaccio would be… confused?
Here’s Everything We Know About Netflix The Decameron:
What is the plot of The Decameron?
The new Netflix series is loose inspired by The Decameronthe famous collection of witty, racy, and sometimes tragic tales of love by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio.
The Decameron is set in 1348 when the Black Death, the deadliest pandemic in human history that killed an estimated 200 million people, hits hard in Florence. A handful of nobles are invited to retire with their servants to a grand villa in the Italian countryside and wait out the pestilence with a luxurious vacation. But as societal rules fray, what begins as a wine-soaked sex game in the Tuscan hills turns into an all-out fight for survival.
The series examines the timely themes of class systems, power struggles, and pandemic survival with a touch of levity, brought together by a charming and riotous cast of characters. Jordan was reportedly based on the period and setting of The Decameron, considered a masterpiece of classical Italian prose. Still, almost all of his creative vision for the series is original.
who is cast in The Decameron?
In mid-December 2022, Netflix announced a cast of at least ten members who will appear on Netflix. The Decameron.
Here’s a full breakdown of who will be starring and the names of their characters in The Decameron:
- Amar Chadha Patel (Willow) as Dioneus
- saoirse jackson (derry girls) as Misia
- tony hale (arrested development) as sirisco
- Zosia Mamet (The kids are fine) as Pampinea
- tania reynolds (Sex Education) as Licisca
- leila farzad (i hate suzie) as Stratilia
- lou gala (for je vis) as Neifile
- jessica plumber (the girl from before) as Philomena
- karan gill (Screw) as Pamfilo
- Douggie Mc Meekin (Chernobyl) as Tyndaro
What is the production status of The Decameron? Where is the new series filmed?
Pre-production for the show took place throughout the latter stages of 2022, with cameras officially rolling starting in January 2023. The series will film for much of 2023, with the current completion date expected to be January 9. June 2023.
The series is being filmed in Rome, Italy, and Viterbo, Italy (about a 2-hour drive from Rome).
On January 10, 2023, Jenji Kohan posted on instagram that filming was underway with the caption, “First day of filming!”
How many episodes will there be in The Decameron?
Netflix has confirmed that there will be eight one-hour episodes in the first season of The Decameron.
What is the Netflix release date? The Decameron?
Netflix has not announced any dates for The Decameron; considering the production schedule, we can only expect a very late release date of 2023 or, more likely, 2024.
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