Disney has announced a brand new documentary, “Ndrangheta, World Wide Mafia”, which will be one of the first Italian Disney+ Originals.
This new four-part series will look at the “Ndrangheta, World Wide Mafia” through the prism of the war being waged by an Italian prosecutor, Nicola Gratteri, who is based in the southern city of Catanzaro, against this lesser-known organized crime syndicate, which has become a global drug trafficker and money launderer.
It will follow the lead-up to and ongoing proceedings of a watershed so-called “Maxi-Trial” that started in January 2021 in Lamezia Terme in Calabria, led by Gratteri against more than 350 defendants, that is providing proof of how this syndicate has infiltrated legal economies and political circles around the world.
Disney has teamed up with Italy’s IBC Movie to produce the documentary series, which previously created Marco Bellocchio’s “The Traitor”.
The series will be directed by France’s Jacques Charmelot and François Chayé. Francesca Andreoli and Maurizio Feverati are executive producers for IBC. Carlos Carvalho Da Silva, Stéphanie de Montvalon, David Tillier are executive producers for Sunset Presse. written by Jacques Charmelot and François Chayé with Giovanni Filippetto and Michela Gallio.
Earlier this year, Disney announced another Italian Disney+ Original series, “The Good Mothers,” which offers a unique twist on the crime genre: this is the mafia seen entirely from the women’s perspectives. So this documentary will be a somewhat companion documentary series to go alongside.
“Ndrangheta, World Wide Mafia” will be part of the 60 Original series being created for Disney+ in Europe. While nothing has been confirmed, hopefully, this series will follow other Star Originals like “That One Word – Feyenoord” and be distributed internationally.
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