The 1996 spaghetti western, Django, is being reimagined as a series for Sky Atlantic; take a look at a few of the recently released images that show actors in their outfits, along with the stunning locations.
Django is loosely based on the Sergio Corbucci film released in 1966, and has some incredible cast members, including Matthias Schoenaertsis (The Danish Girl), Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, What Happened to Monday), Nicholas Pinnock (Dark Encounter), Lisa Vicari (Luna).
The story for the series takes place in the Wild West of the 1860s and 1870s. Sarah (Vicari) and John (Nicholas Pinnock) have founded a New Babylon; a city of outcasts, men and women from different backgrounds, races and beliefs, that welcome everyone without question.
Plagued by the memories of the murders of his family eight years prior, Django (Schoenaertsis) still looks for his daughter, holding a strong belief that she is still alive. He is taken aback when he finds her on New Babylon, about to marry John.
His daughter Sarah, however, is now a grown, independent woman who wants to be rid of Django as she fears he will put her haven in danger. However, Django is adamant that the city is already in the path of peril, and he will not lose his daughter again.
This highly-anticipated series will consist of 10 episodes spanning 60 minutes each, and every single one will be filled with action-packed scenes and tense, thrilling moments.
Django is set to be a very ambitious project, aimed to deliver a psychological twist on the classic Western genre; the show appears to have an engaging, well-thought-out narrative and, with the amazing cast that’s on board, there is no doubt audiences will be stunned by this upcoming series.
The show was filmed on location over six months in Racos, Bucharest and the Danube area.
The first look images are very exciting, as it gives us a small yet thrilling peak into the world of the Wild West.
Each image shows a different cast member; they all have on stunning outfits and are deeply in character, showcasing the passion for this project. The pictures also show the stunning locations in which the show takes place; we cannot wait to get out first trailer for this stunning looking series.
While no release date or trailer has arrived just yet, we may not have too long to wait, and we can make a guess that Django will arrive sometime in 2022; but for now, we can only hope.
Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal