Italy’s most popular TV show, ‘Gomorrah,’ gets imported courtesy of Sundance – Los Angeles Times

Danish, French, German, Spanish and now Italian ? subtitled foreign dramas aren?t just for art-house theaters anymore.

In the last few years, American television has taken on Rosetta Stone tendencies with multilingual originals (Netflix?s ?Narcos,? USA?s ?Queen of the South?) and artisanal imports (the Danish politicos of LinkTV?s ?Borgen,? the super-French zombies of ?The Returned? and German spies of ?Deutschland 83? on Sundance TV).

On Wednesday, SundanceTV continues global expansion with what is being billed as Italy?s most popular television show ever.? (The second season has already aired, and Seasons 3 and 4 have been confirmed.) ?Gomorrah? tells the story of the fictional Savastano family as it struggles to maintain its status and drug territory among rival Neapolitan clans.

A classic mob tale, in other words, but this time in the original Italian. And that, as any scholar will tell you, makes all the difference.

Italy’s most popular TV show, ‘Gomorrah,’ gets imported courtesy of Sundance – Los Angeles Times

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