Netflix begins filming Suburra in Rome

Suburra will be first Italian original series for Netflix.

Netflix, the international provider of on-demand internet streaming films and television shows, has begun filming Suburra, its first Italian original series, in Rome.

The 10-episode series, about modern-day links between organised crime and politicians in Rome, follows the successful release of the Suburra feature film on Netflix and in Italian cinemas last year.

The series is being produced by Cattleya — the Italian film production company behind internationally-exported television series such as Sky Italia’s Gomorrah and Romanzo Criminale — in collaboration with state public service broadcaster RAI.

Inspired by a real-life Roman political scandal, Suburra is based on the Italian novel by Giancarlo De Cataldo and Carlo Bonini, and the series will be directed by Michele Placido, Andrea Molaioli and Giuseppe Capotondi.

The cast will include Francesco Acquaroli as Samurai, Alessandro Borghi as Number 8, Adamo Dionisi as Manfredi Anacleti.

Netflix is expected to premiere Suburra in 2017, streaming the series in over 20 languages to its 86 million subscribers in more than 190 countries.