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Netflix Announces Its First Italian Original Series, ‘Suburra’

Encouraged by the success of its critically acclaimed show Narcos, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has now announced its first original series from Italy, which is entitled Suburra. Italian TV and movie producer Cattelya will produce the series in collaboration with Rai – the Italian public service broadcaster.

Based on gambling

Suburra, which literally means "slums," will be a crime series set on the Roman coast and will be covered in ten episodes. The story is about a seaside town located outside Rome that is witnessing a battle to turn it into a gambling paradise. The main characters in the story are a corrupt member of parliament, the head of a powerful family that runs the territory and a young event organizer. Other supporting characters are...