Movistar Plus+ Picks Up The Tattooist of Auschwitz


The Sky and Peacock original series The Tattooist of Auschwitz, based on Heather Morris’s novel, has been acquired in Spain by Movistar Plus+ through a deal with All3Media International.

The six-part series details the true love story of Lali and Gita Sokolov. It begins when Lali is made a tattooist at Auschwitz and forced to ink Gita’s prisoner number. They fall in love and become determined to keep each other alive. Around 60 years later, Lali, now in his 80s and recently widowed, meets an aspiring writer who helps him confront the ghosts of his past and relive his memories of falling in love.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz stars Harvey Keitel, Melanie Lynskey, Jonah Hauer-King, Anna Próchniak and Jonas Nay, among others. It is directed by Tali Shalom-Ezer and executive produced by Claire Mundell through her company Synchronicity Films. It is produced in association with Sky Studios and All3Media International.

NBCUniversal Global TV Distribution and All3Media International are jointly handling international sales.

“At Movistar Plus+, we are extremely engaged to acquire best-in-class content such as this inspiring story with such a remarkable cast, and bestsellers adaptations are certainly an awareness guarantee,” said Ismael Calleja, alliances and partnerships executive director at Movistar Plus+. “It is a deep satisfaction to work with great partners such as All3Media International.”

“Known for bringing exclusive, quality content to Spanish viewers, Movistar Plus+ is a brilliant partner to take Synchronicity Films’ powerful adaptation of Heather Morris’s best-selling novel to audiences across the region,” said Debra Bergg, VP of sales in Iberia and Italy at All3Media International.

Mundell added, “The Tattooist of Auschwitz is an important story that will resonate with viewers across the world. [It is] a story that has been epic in the making, and we feel very honored to bring it to the screen. We are thrilled that Movistar Plus+ has come on board this moving story inspired by one man’s real-life experience. It is the ideal platform to showcase the series to Spanish viewers.”