Disney has announced that the Italian Original Series, “Lions Of Sicily”, will be coming to Disney+ in the United Kingdom and Ireland, on October 25th 2023. The first four episodes will be released at once, with another four episodes being released a week later on November 1st 2023. It’s likely the Disney+ release date will be the same for other countries across Europe and the rest of the world, though I’d expect the show to end up going to Hulu in the US/
Set between 1800 and 1861, the eight-part series follows the Florio family as brothers Paolo and Ignazio, two small spice merchants, escape from a Calabria stuck in the past – in search of social redemption. In Sicily they invent their future, turning a small, run-down shop into a flourishing business activity that young Vincenzo, with his revolutionary ideas, will transform into an economic empire. However, overwhelming Vincenzo’s life and that of the entire family is the disruptive arrival of Giulia, a strong and intelligent woman who acts in contrast with the rigid rules of the society of the time.
Here are some images from the upcoming show:
The series stars Michele Riondino (“Fidelity”), Miriam Leone (“Diabolik”), Donatella Finocchiaro (“Upside Down”), Vinicio Marchioni (“Vicini di casa”), Eduardo Scarpetta (“The Ignorant Angels”), Paolo Briguglia (“Padri”), Ester Pantano (“Màkari”) and Adele Cammarata (“Elementi”).
“The Lions of Sicily” was directed by Paolo Genovese (“Superheroes”) and is produced by Francesco and Federico Scardamaglia for Compagnia Leone Cinematografica, and Raffaella Leone and Marco Belardi of Lotus Production. Ludovica Rampoldi and Stefano Sardo have writen the show.
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