Netflix's Italian drama begins production in Italy and confirms cast

The show is based on a classic Italian novel

By Gabriella Geisinger 27 Apr 2023

Netflix's Italian drama begins production in Italy and confirms cast
Cr: Netflix

Netflix’s Italian drama The Leopard has begun production and announced its cast and filming locations. 

The Leopard is based on Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s classic novel. Filming will take place over more than four months and take place between Palermo, Syracuse, Catania and Rome in Italy.

Deva Cassel — daughter of Vincent Cassel and Monica Bellucci — stars as Angelica Sedara. She is joined by Kim Rossi Stuart, who plays Don Fabrizio Corbera the Prince of Salina, Benedetta Porcaroli as Concetta and Saul Nanni is Tancredi Falconeri. 

Paolo Calabresi, Francesco Colella, Astrid Meloni and Greta Esposito are also on board.

The six-episode series comes from Italian firm Indiana Production and Moonage Pictures in the UK. It’s produced by Fabrizio Donvito, Daniel Campos Pavoncelli, Marco Cohen and Benedetto Habib for Indiana and Will Gould, Frith Tiplady and Matthew Read for Moonage.

The Leopard was previously made into a film in 1963. The story takes place against the backdrop of revolution and the move towards Italian unification, and follows the Prince of Salina as he realises the old aristocratic way of life is threatened and that his family is in jeopardy. 

He is forced to engineer a marriage between his daughter Angelica and nephew Tancredi, knowing he would break his favourite daughter Concetta’s heart.

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