UK production outfit Vertigo Films and Germany’s SquareOne Productions are set to produce a new supernatural drama series, Vamping, set in Berlin.
The eight-episode series uses the German capital’s famously hedonistic, nocturnal LGBTQ+ club culture as the backdrop in which to tell the story of a vampire community that’s fighting to find its place in the world, through the eyes of young black, brash performer, Everett.
Vamping has been created by London born shooting star Matthew Jacobs Morgan (The Rig, PompeII), working with German-born multi-disciplinary artist and screenwriter Sophie-Yukiko Hasters. Executive producers are Allan Niblo for Vertigo Films and Al Munteanu from SquareOne Productions.
Al Munteanu, founder of SquareOne Productions, said: “Vamping is a supernatural drama about Drag Queen Vampires. This already gives you all you need to know. It is with these words that Matthew Jacobs Morgan piqued our interest years ago. We further developed the script with him and our partners at Vertigo Films and knew immediately, that we were on the right track to locate the story to Berlin and pair Matthew with German-American multi-talent Sophie-Yukiko Hasters for this story to finds its unique voice. This is a show that celebrates otherness. When rejoining forces after the Street Dance franchise, Allan Niblo and I we knew that together we understand brash, bright and in-your-face!”
Allan Niblo, co-founder of Vertigo Films, said: “Vamping is bold, bonkers and brilliant! We’re extremely passionate about exploring many of the topics that young people are grappling with today, whether it’s championing queer representation and visibility or challenging societal expectations and trying to understand the world we live in. Young people want to see themselves represented in a fun, meaningful and exciting way and Matthew’s vision, alongside Sophie’s experience and background, could not be more perfect in achieving that for Vamping - they will bring an authenticity to the script and characters that is so rare to see on screen.”