Vendetta: Truth, Lies and the Mafia Docuseries Bowing on Netflix


The Netflix original docuseries Vendetta: Truth, Lies and the Mafia, produced by Nutopia in collaboration with Mon Amour Films, is slated to bow on the streaming platform next month.

In six episodes, Vendetta tells the dramatic true story of two leaders at the heart of Sicily’s anti-mafia movement: journalist and TV host Pino Maniaci and Court of Palermo Judge Silvana Saguto, who both stand accused of committing the crimes they’ve battled against for decades. It will debut globally on Netflix on September 24.

Vendetta is written and produced by Ruggero di Maggio and Davide Gambino for Mon Amour Films; and Nicola Moody, David Herman and Jane Root for Nutopia.

Maniaci reported for over 20 years on the fight against organized crime on his local Sicilian TV station Telejato, while Saguta, in her role as president of the Preventive Measures Department, was Italy’s most powerful anti-mafia judge. In 2015, Saguto and her department were investigated by Sicily’s financial police. The following year, Maniaci was charged with extortion and multiple counts of defamation, and Saguto was charged with 39 crimes, including corruption, conspiracy, abuse of office, forgery and embezzlement. Maniaci claims the charges against him are a vendetta for exposing corruption, while Saguto claims she is also a victim of a vendetta, as she seized billions of assets from the mafia.

Vendetta: Truth, Lies and The Mafia, with access to Maniaci and Saguto, their families and legal teams, alongside access to Sicily’s criminal courts and the use of the unseen archive, follows both trials to determine the truth. The docuseries concludes with the verdicts in both cases.