The Decameron (TV series)

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The Decameron
GenreMedieval

Black comedy Comedy-drama

Sex comedy
Created byKathleen Jordan[1]
Inspired byThe Decameron
by Giovanni Boccaccio
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producers
Production locationItaly
Production companyTilted Productions
Original release
NetworkNetflix

The Decameron is an upcoming American historical black comedy, television series created by Kathleen Jordan. It is inspired by the 14th century short-story collection The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio.

The series is scheduled to be released on Netflix in 2024.  

Premise[edit]

In 1348, as the Black Death ravages Florence, a number of nobles and their servants retreat to the countryside Villa Santa.  As they try to wait out the plague in the hills of Tuscany with wine and sex, the group eventually must fight for their survival.  

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten by [1]Original release date [2]
1TBAMichael UppendahlKathleen Jordan2024 (2024)
2TBATBDKathleen Jordan2024 (2024)
3TBATBDJames Rogers III2024 (2024)
4TBATBDAnthony Natoli2024 (2024)
5TBATBDMegan King Kelly2024 (2024)
6TBATBDMarie Hanhnhon Nguyen2024 (2024)
7TBATBDZoe Jarman2024 (2024)
8TBATBDKathleen Jordan and Stephen Unckles2024 (2024)

Production[edit]

In August 2022, Netflix announced that it had ordered a television series loosely inspired by the 14th-century short stories of The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio. The series was created by showrunner Kathleen Jordan, and Jenji Kohan would executive produce with Jordan.  Michael Uppendahl was set to direct four of the eight episodes.[3]  The cast was announced in December 2023, including Zosia Mamet, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Tanya Reynolds, Amar Chadha-Patel, Leila Farzad, Lou Gala, Karan Gill, Tony Hale, Douggie McMeekin, and Jessica Plummer.[4]   Pre-production for the series began at the end of 2022. Filming began on January 10, 2023, with plans to continue through June.[5]  Filming in Rome took place at the Cinecittà Studios, where the interiors of Villa Santa took up Stage 5, with additional portions of the villa utilizing Stage 4 and 11.[6] Additional on-location filming also took place in locations throughout the province of Viterbo, such as the gardens of Castello Ruspoli and having the San Pellegrino quarter serve as 14th-century Florence by covering and hiding modern features such as gutters, cables, windows, and flues.[7]  

Release[edit]

The Decameron is set to be released sometime in 2024.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Decameron". Writers Guild of America West. August 9, 2023. Retrieved February 28, 2024.
  2. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (February 1, 2024). "Netflix 2024 Series Slate: New Seasons of Cobra Kai, The Night Agent, Emily in Paris & More". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 18, 2022). "The Decameron: Netflix Orders 14th Century Soapy Drama from Kathleen Jordan & Jenji Kohan". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation.
  4. ^ Porter, Rick (December 14, 2022). "Netflix's Black Death Dramedy The Decameron Sets Cast". The Hollywood Reporter. Penske Media Corporation.
  5. ^ Ciarlante, Marianna (January 20, 2023). "The Decameron, cosa sappiamo sulla serie Netflix ispirata alle novelle di Boccaccio" [The Decameron, what we know about the Netflix series inspired by Boccaccio's novels]. Today [it] (in Italian). Citynews.
  6. ^ Vivarelli, Nick (January 19, 2023). "Netflix's The Decameron Period Soap Starts Production at Rome's Cinecittà Studios (Exclusive)". Variety. Penske Media Corporation.
  7. ^ "Netflix a Viterbo: San Pellegrino si trasforma nella Firenze del '300 per The Decameron | Foto" [Netflix in Viterbo: San Pellegrino transforms into 1300s Florence for The Decameron | Photo]. ViterboToday (in Italian). Citynews. February 15, 2023.

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