Gomorrah director Stefano Sollima reflects on his returning approach to Season 2, what it took to raise the bar for the new episodes, and the importance of remaining truthful to the gritty reality of organized crime in Italy. Gomorrah airs Wednesdays at 10/9c.
The Camorra, an Italian crime syndicate, serve as the inspiration behind Roberto Saviano’s series Gomorrah, which is based on Saviano’s novel of the same name. Saviano discusses Season 2′s major themes, the importance of telling complex stories and the ways in which Gomorrah’s tales of crime are applicable to the everyday viewer.
The actors didn’t just speak Italian with a Neapolitan accent, but rather they used a real and authentic local dialect.
“It is a realistic, brutal and shocking account of a system of drug traffickers…”
“I realized after the book and film were released that too many stories about the Camorra in Naples had been left out, and that they could be told in a series. The empire of criminal enterprises, the conflicts, the betrayals…”