While the title might invoke Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, Serigo Corbbuci’s 1966 Django is a considered one of the many iconic Spaghetti Westerns that helped influence the filmmaker. The original starred Franco Nero and it is getting a series reboot starring Matthias Schoenaerts from Sky/Canal+ according to Deadline.
Here is the synopsis for the new series.
The story is set in the Wild West in the 1860s and 1870s. Sarah and John have founded New Babylon, a city of outcasts, full of men and women of all backgrounds, races and creeds, that welcomes everyone with open arms. Haunted by the murder of his family eight years earlier, Django is still looking for his daughter, believing she may have survived the killing. He is shocked to find her in New Babylon, about to marry John.
Gomorrah’s Cattleya is behind the English-language western show with Atlantique Productions producing.The 10-part series will be directed by Francesca Comencini (Gomorrah).
It’ll be interesting to see if they’ll attempt to be as violent as the original.
DJANGO – Walking through the desert dragging a coffin, a lonely cowboy rescues Maria from a group of bandits. That cowboy is Django, and he arrives in a muddy ghost town ravaged by those bandits, where only the saloon and the brothel, owned by Nataniele, are open. Soon, Major Jackson, who charges protection fees from the dwellers, rounds his gang up to face Django. Then a mercenary and acquaintance of Django, Gen. Hugo Rodriguez, arrives in town, and Django proposes a bold plan to steal the gold from Jackson and split between them.