GOMORRAH charts the course of a great criminal empire and explores the complex family ties and interpersonal dynamics within this emotionally fraught and dangerous world. Within this powerful clan are figures both big and small who battle alongside and against their ‘family members’ and rivals.
Don Pietro is the head of the Savastano clan, one of the most powerful and influential Neapolitan crime families, and embodies the role of the distinguished old-school godfather. His power is based on force, and violence is his means of silencing any and all challengers. At his side is Ciro Di Marzio, the picture of an obedient and self-assured right-hand man. Ciro knows better than anyone what it means to be a loyal clan member, but his faith in the ‘family’ is shaken when he realizes what ends Don Pietro will go to in order to keep his power. When Don Pietro is sidelined by a long jail sentence, Ciro’s own code of honor forces him to obey Pietro’s orders: he is to guide and protect Pietro’s son Genny, the heir to the Savastano empire, grooming him to take his father’s place until Don Pietro is free to command once more. While attempting to carve out his own foothold of power within the clan, Ciro must contend with Genny’s youthful impulsiveness, the iron will of Don Pietro’s wife, Lady Imma, the family’s growing unrest without their godfather and rival organizations bent on claiming Savastano territory.