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Friday 11 February 2022

First look at Sky original drama The King

Brand new for 2022, Sky today revealed the official trailer for The King, a high-stakes prison drama starring Luca Zingaretti. The eight-part Italian series directed by Giuseppe Gagliardi (1992, 1993, 1994, Non Uccidere) will air on Sky Atlantic and TV streaming service NOW in April.

Luca Zingaretti is cast as notorious jail boss Bruno Testori, who runs the San Michele penitentiary by his own set of rules. While Testori's life outside the jail may have gone awry, he reigns supreme as 'The King' within San Michele. Testori always follows the principles of his own skewed and opaque morals, being ruthless with those who deserve it and unexpectedly kind with others. Bruno will have to battle the most arduous of conflicts when the kingdom is on the verge of collapsing due to impending peril.

Joining the cast alongside Luca Zingaretti is Isabella Ragonese (Lei mi parla ancora, Rocco Schiavone, Il padre d'Italia), as a prison police agent of San Michele, Anna Bonaiuto (Loro, Napoli velata, Mio fratello è figlio unico), who plays the role of the Public Prosecutor investigating the network of illegal activity, Barbora Bobulova (Scialla!, Cuori puri, Cuore sacro), the former wife of Testori and Giorgio Colangeli (Il divo, Speravo de morì prima, Un posto sicuro) playing Laccarino, a prison warden and loyal friend of Bruno Testori.

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