Programming of the Monte-Carlo TV Festival; ‘Django’ adds Noomi Rapace – Deadline

The Monte-Carlo TV Festival unveils the competition programming
The Monte-Carlo Television Festival has announced its intention to host an event in person on June 18 and 22 by announcing the programming of its competitions. Some 27 programs from 14 countries have been officially selected to compete, with the winners announced at the Golden Nymph Awards ceremony on June 22 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. Nominees include the Keshet series Line in the sand and the drama about the AIDS crisis from HBO Max / Channel 4 It’s a sin. The full range can be found here. Laurent Puons, CEO of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, said: “We have rich and exceptional global content nominated for the Golden Nymph Awards. The number of programs participating in the competition shows the ever-growing interest of productions and talents to claim this trophy, a timeless symbol of internationally recognized quality. This enthusiasm confirms that our event remains the Festival par excellence in Europe.

Matthias Schoenaerts portrayed as Django in Sky / Canal + Remake of the classic Italian western

Outlander’s Lauren Lyle Joins ITV’s Karen Pirie
Outlander Star Lauren Lyle to headline ITV series Karen pirie, produced by Course of action and Bodyguard production company World Productions. Lyle will take on the title role in the adaptation of Val McDermid’s Cold Affairs Investigation series. Based on McDermid’s first novel The distant echo, in which Karen is tasked with reopening an investigation into a landmark murder that was the subject of a provocative true crime podcast. It is adapted by Emer Kenny (The prostitutes, save me too), who will also play Karens friend River Wilde. Karen pirie also stars Chris Jenks (Sex education) as Jason mintMurray and Zach Wyatt (Benevolent spirit) as Detective Phil Parhatka. The three-part series will be produced by Simon Heath, Kenny and McDermid. Gareth Bryn (Course of action) will lead and Clare Kerr (The nest) will produce.

Sky and Canal + ‘Django’ adds Noomi Rapace
Noomi Raptor (Prometheus), Nicholas Pinnock (Top Boy) and rising star Lisa Vicari (Dark) will join Matthias Schoenaerts in Sky and Canal +’s reinvention of the classic Italian spaghetti western, Django. Pinnock plays John Ellis, the antagonist of Django, while Raptor plays Elizabeth, Ellis’ powerful and ruthless foe. Vicari plays Django’s lost daughter. Other actors include Jyuddah Jaymes (Click), Eric Kole (Fifty pence), Benny Opoku-Arthur (To be lucky) and Tom Austen (The Royals). The premium English-language series is loosely based on the 1966 Sergio Corbucci feature film and is directed by Cattleya, the ITV Studios-backed company behind Gomorrah. The French company Atlantique Productions also produces. Django is directed by Francesca Comencini (Gomorrah), who will also be the artistic director of the series. The 10-part series was written by Gomorrah the scribes Leonardo Fasoli and Maddalena Ravagli, who co-wrote the treatment of the series with Francesco Cenni and Michele Pellegrini. Two episodes are written by Max Hurwitz. Principal photography has just started in Romania. Sky will premiere the series in the UK, Italy, Ireland, Austria and Germany. Canal + will broadcast the drama in France, Benelux and Africa. Studiocanal has worldwide distribution rights.

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