Butchers of Berlin TV adaptation taps Gomorrah writers
The series will be based on Chris Petit’s novel of the same name is a murder mystery centered on the protagonist August Schlegel, and set against the backdrop of war-torn Nazi Germany in 1943. It’s the first book in a developing series that follows Schlegel through the plotting and paranoia of the Third Reich.
The television rights were secured by Connect3 Media Inc. and Racine Media and will be developed for the international market with Cineflix Media. “Collaborating with the creative duo of Leonardo Fasoli and Maddalena Ravagli, and the forces at Racine Media and Cineflix Media to develop a premium drama series for global audiences is incredibly exciting, The Butchers of Berlin is a well-paced, suspenseful novel, and we look forward to combining our expertise to bring this story to life,” said Pablo Salzman, president of Connect3.
In addition to Gomorrah, Fasoli and Ravagli also penned the thriller Don’t Leave Me (Non Mi Lasciare). The pair is also currently working on ZeroZeroZero for Canal+, Sky and Amazon.