Shooting is about to begin for Romolus, the new Sky Original serial project by Matteo Rovere. Cast includes Andrea Arcangeli, Marianna Fontana and Francesco Di Napoli.

At the heart of the new Sky series entitled Romolus we will find the epic birth of Rome as no one has ever done. Filming will begin in the Italian capital in early June and will continue for 28 weeks. Andrea Arcangeli (The Startup, Trust), Marianna Fontana (Indivisible, Capri-Revolution) and Francesco Di Napoli (Piranhas) will be the protagonists of the story directed by Matteo Rovere, on his debut as director of a TV project. Produced by Sky, Cattleya and Groenlandia, the series is made up of ten episodes and the international distribution is by ITV Studios Global Entertainment. For Italy the series will be exclusively available on Sky.

Nicola Maccanico, Executive Vice President Programming Sky Italia, stated: “Romolus is an epic series in the true sense of the word, a product of international range in which a new generation of Italian actors will shine. A project that has at its heart what it is the most recognizable brand of our country, Rome, which is told to the world in the years of its birth and its myth with a raw, realistic, powerful style, a story close to us, but absolutely global at the same time”.

Then, Riccardo Tozzi, Cattleya founder, added: “To launch such an ambitious project we need to be able to count on a strong creative and motivated work group. Groenlandia and us have created it: it’s a great experience working with a talented young director like Matteo, which we also esteem as a colleague producer. The support of two major partners like Sky and Itv Studios was and is decisive”.

Finally, Matteo Rovere, founder of Groenlandia and director of the series, outlined the traits of the narration. “Romulus – he said – is a tale of feelings, war, brotherhood, courage and fear. It is a great epic tableau, a highly realistic reconstruction of the events that led to the foundation of Rome. But above all it is an investigation into the origins and the profound meaning of power in the West: a journey into an archaic and frightening world”.