Django and Suspiria TV series' in development
French drama producer Atlantique Productions and Italian shingle Cattleya are uniting to bring Sergio Corbucci's Franco Nero-starring spaghetti western, Django, and Dario Argento's horror classic, Suspiria, to television screens.
Django, which has spawned sequels and inspired films such as Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, will be a fresh take on the classic Sergio Corbucci 1966 movie which helped propel Franco Nero to stardom.
The re-imagining of Suspiria, now titled Suspiria De Profundis, draws its inspiration from 19th century English writer Thomas De Quincey’s book of the same name. The series is set to be an English-language horror show with De Quincey as a Sherlock Holmes-type detective based in 20th Century London and Rome.
Dario Argento, the man behind the 1977 classic who will serve as the new series’ artistic supervisor, said on the new production: “The extraordinary freedom of expression and creativity that modern TV drama now offers and the interest that the public has shown towards it have encouraged me to take a stab at this new genre.”
Details are still sparse on both productions but the projects are currently in development.