Sky Studios & Groenlandia Partner for Someone Killed Spiderman


Sky Studios and Groenlandia have come together to co-produce Someone Killed Spiderman—Accidentally Famous (w.t.), inspired by the story of how Italian pop band 883 was formed.

The eight-parter takes place in the late 1980s and centers on teenager Max, who finds solace in comic books and American music. After neglecting high school to pursue friendships and punk nights, failure catches up with him and he is forced to transfer to a new school. There, he crosses paths with Mauro, and music makes the pair inseparable.

Max and Mauro compose the first songs that will be produced by Claudio Cecchetto. When success overwhelms them, however, they must work hard to manage their differences and stay together.

The series is named after 883’s debut album. It is created, written and directed by Groenlandia’s Sydney Sibilia (I Can Quit Whenever I Want, Rose Island) and marks his first television venture. Someone Killed Spiderman—Accidentally Famous is being written with Chiara Laudani and Giorgio Nerone and additional directors are Francesco Ebbasta and Alice Filippi.

Banijay Rights will handle international distribution of the series.

Someone Killed Spiderman—Accidentally Famous will plunge viewers into youth culture from the ’80s, weaving in a narrative of rebellion, friendship and the pursuit of dreams,” Sibilia said. “For many of us, it will be a nostalgic gallop into music that means so much, and for others, it is a stellar story of two friends who come together in a life-changing way. It is exciting to work on my first TV series with great partners like Sky Studios and Banijay Rights on board.”

Simon Cox, executive VP of content and acquisitions at Banijay Rights, added, “Sydney Sibilia is well-known for his ability to blend warmth and humor with poignant storytelling. There is something special about the content Groenlandia creates, and with this drama, viewers can expect a journey into the vibrant 1980s culture, cherished by audiences and broadcasters worldwide. Showcasing this title is a testament to our commitment to bring this series to buyers from around the world.”