It’s fitting that I write this while touring Tuscany. On top of all the amazing projects we’ve got lined up for the coming months, we’ve also got an 8 episode investigative thriller in the works for January 2020.
It’s called Murder on the Amalfi Coast and is our love letter to stories such as The Big Sleep, Lady in the Lake, Chinatown and other classic L.A. Noire capers. Like its inspiration, this story will also follow the adventures of a hard boiled American private detective, but one who has been transported to the majesty of Italy’s Amalfi Coast, where Hollywood has temporarily set up shop and partnered with the rising Italian film industry in the wake of the Second World War.
Expect all the twists and turns that you would anticipate from this particular genre but with a fresh spin on the classic locations and politics of these stories.
We’re very excited to be working on this soon and telling the first chapter of a much larger story involving this complicated yet familiar protagonist as he explores, not just Amalfi, but other major landmarks in post war Italy, in a series that we hope we’ll be able to continue working on for many years to come.
It’s our first major undertaking here at The Script Department and we hope you will join us on the journey. Watch this space!