Cattleya & Gomorrah Writers Team for New Production Company


Cattleya, part of ITV Studios, and Gomorrah and ZeroZeroZero writers Leonardo Fasoli and Maddalena Ravagli have partnered to co-found the new production company Dedalus.

Dedalus is already working on Erba, a TV series based on real murders that horrified Italy in 2006, and Everything We Ever Wanted, a theatrical feature about a ’70s Neapolitan mob. The latter is to be directed by Francesca Comencini.

“Over the years, we have formed a special bond with Leonardo and Maddalena, based on a unique way of working together, which actively involves them at every stage of our shared projects,” said Riccardo Tozzi, founder of Cattleya. “That’s why starting a new company together is the natural continuation of this journey that has resulted in the creation of new and original ways to tell stories.”

Fasoli and Ravagli commented, “Our long-time collaboration with Cattleya and the great adventures we have shared have allowed us to be thoroughly involved in our projects, starting with the writing process and continuing through shooting. This has quite organically led to a new vehicle for our shared storytelling, and through which we aim to set off in new directions, with the same fun and passion that have distinguished all that we have done together.”

“We are incredibly proud to be associated with the game-changing work that has resulted from Cattleya’s partnership with Leonardo and Maddalena to date,” added Lisa Perrin, managing director of international production at ITV Studios. “This next step in their journey already has us on the edge of our seats about what more could be possible.”