New Sky Original Dostoevsky Begins Production


Production has begun for the new Sky original drama Dostoevsky, produced by Sky Studios in association with Paco Cinematografica.

The first TV project from Italian directors, screenwriters and brothers Fabio and Damiano D’Innocenzo (Boys Cry, Bad Tales), the series follows the life and investigative work of policeman Enzo Vitello, who finds himself investigating a ruthless serial killer nicknamed Dostoevsky due to the letters he leaves behind at crime scenes.

The six-parter stars Filippo Timi (Vincere, I delitti del BarLume, Favola, Le otto montagne), Carlotta Gamba (Dante), Federico Vanni (Chiara Lubich—L’Amore vince su tutto, Io sono l’abisso) and Gabriel Montesi (Favolacce, Siccità, Romulus, Christian). It is written and directed by the D’Innocenzos. Filming is currently underway in and around Rome until the end of 2022.

Dostoevsky will air on Sky Atlantic and NOW across all Sky markets, including the U.K., Ireland, Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. NBCUniversal Global Distribution is handling international sales on behalf of Sky Studios.

Dostoevsky is the story of a man, a police officer, a ghost, a winter, a daughter, a friend, the end of a friend, a river, an assassin, a glistening fish, a broken hand, an abandoned daughter, a colonoscopy, a battery charger, a more esteemed colleague, an orphan, an orphanage, a pregnancy, a lost daughter, a younger colleague, an eye washed in a sink, an illness,” the D’Innocenzo brothers said. “Dostoevsky is the decisive battle among all of these elements in the world.”

Nils Hartmann, executive VP of Sky Studios Italia and Deutschland, added, “Fabio and Damiano are very talented writers and creatives with a unique voice, who will bring Sky customers and viewers around the world a series as bold and surprising as their vision, and we couldn’t be more excited to start production. They have assembled a stellar cast, led by Filippo in the lead role, and we’re proud that, as the second series to be produced in-house by Sky Studios in Italy, we’re continuing to build a creative home for some of the industry’s most exciting talent to realize their vision at scale.”