Actor Janet Montgomery (“That is Us”) and producer Tricia Small (“Salem”) have teamed with Blackbox Multimedia on a female-led interval crime drama written by “Dracula” scribe Cole Haddon, Selection can reveal.
Billed as a feminine model of The Godfather trilogy, “Aqua Tofana” was co-created by Montgomery and Small, who may also government produce the high-end tv collection, which is about is Seventeenth-century Italy. Haddon is billed as co-creator and author.
“Aqua Tofana” will comply with Tofiana, Giulia and Girolama – three generations of girls from the identical household – accused of killing over 600 males with a “discreet and lethal” poison: Aqua Tofana.
“A recipe handed down from mom to daughter, technology to technology,” reads the logline. “Disguised as a beauty and discreetly offered to ladies trying to escape violent relationships and oppressive marriages, the enterprise operated with great success. However because the poison grew in reputation, its authentic intentions – to emancipate ladies – grew to become corrupted by private ambition and a want to actual vengeance upon the system that made its use mandatory to start with.”
The collection will discover the themes of energy, patriarchy and feminine solidarity by the eyes of a legal household, forcing viewers to look at the road between justice and vengeance.
“We stumbled throughout this true story whereas dwelling collectively throughout Covid lockdown and, after digging deeper into it, our notion of girls in historical past modified,” Montgomery mentioned. “These ladies didn’t wait to be given energy; they boldly took it. We have been immediately entranced and knew we needed to carry this unbelievable story to the display screen for a contemporary viewers. We’re thrilled to hitch forces with Cole and BlackBox on this thrilling endeavour.”
Giuliano Papadia, CEO and artistic director at BlackBox Multimedia mentioned: “The unique legend of Aqua Tofana actually is stranger than fiction and once we first spoke to Tricia and Janet concerning the thought, we realized that it mixed our favorite components right here at BlackBox: an epic story advised by an intimate lens. And what may very well be higher than additionally having the distinctive voice of Cole Haddon on board to inform it. With a implausible artistic group of onscreen and offscreen expertise, Aqua Tofana has all of the makings of a traditional collection and we are able to’t wait to introduce audiences to this legal empire.”
Haddon added: “I’ve lengthy hoped to write down a criminal offense epic. I simply couldn’t discover a story that felt not solely authentic and thrilling, but additionally mandatory. After I was pitched ‘Aqua Tofana,’ I instantly acknowledged it as every part I used to be trying to find. These three generations of girls engaged in a lethal – and immensely profitable – battle with an influence construction that advised them they’d no worth past bearing kids. It’s horrifying how a lot of their story remains to be related as we speak. I’m ecstatic to be collaborating with Janet and Tricia and my good mates at BlackBox on this exceptional story.”