Let’s face it, we love soap drama! And much more if it is a period drama. Outlander left us its mark after all. Netflix is determined to fulfill our fantasies and announces a series order for The Decameron under Jenji Kohan‘s overall deal. Do you want to know all the details? Keep reading!
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According to The Decameron’s official synopsis, in 1348, the Black Death strikes hard in the city of Florence. A handful of nobles are invited to retreat with their servants to a grand villa in the Italian countryside and wait out the pestilence with a lavish holiday. But as social rules wear thin, what starts as a wine-soaked sex romp in the hills of Tuscany descends into an all-out scramble for survival.
The soapy period drama aims to examine the timely themes of class systems, power struggles, and survival in a time of pandemic with a touch of levity, brought together by a charming and riotous ensemble of characters.
The Decameron will be made up of eight episodes. And, although we don’t know the main cast yet, Kathleen Jordan will be the creator, showrunner, and executive producer. In the latter role, he will be joined by Jenji Kohan, Blake McCormick, Mike Uppendahl – who will also serve as director – and Tara Herrmann for Tilted Productions.
Jenji Kohan has nothing but good words for his partner in crime and is truly grateful for this opportunity. “Kathleen Jordan is the real freakin’ deal. I am so excited and grateful that I get to work with her and we get to make this awesome, funny, timely, weird show together for Netflix,“ said Jenji.
For her part, Kathleen Jordan was not far behind. “I’m absolutely thrilled that I get 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?” Kathleen commented.