Jenji Kohan will executive produce “The Decameron” for Netflix. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo
Aug. 18 (UPI) — Netflix announced a fresh series predicated on Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron on Thursday. Orange may be the New Black creator Jenji Kohan will executive produce Kathleen Jordan’s adaptation.
Referred to as an interval drama soap opera, The Decameron is defined in 1348 Florence, Italy, through the Black Death. Nobles quarantine making use of their servants in the countryside and debauchery ensues, resulting in violence.
“I cannot wait for visitors to meet this ridiculous band of characters,” Jordan said in a statement. “I’m sure Giovanni Boccaccio will be… confused?”
Boccaccio published The Decameron in the 1350s as a satire of top of the class in the aftermath of the epidemic. The controversial satire was condemned by the Catholic Church because of its depictions of religion and sex.
Mike Uppendahl will direct the show. The Decameron will undoubtedly be eight episodes.
Kohan created Weeds for Showtime. While Orange and Glow, which she executive produced, were on, Kohan signed a standard cope with Netflix which includes also produced Teenage Bounty Hunters, Worn Stories and Social Distance.
Jordan caused Kohan on Bounty Hunters and the Lifetime show American Princess.