Sky, Peacock Set Cast, Helmer for ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ Series

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Jonah Hauer-King (“The Little Mermaid”) and Anna Próchniak (“Baptiste”) are set to headline the limited event series adapted from Heather Morris’s “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” for Sky and Peacock.

The Peacock Original series, which is produced by Synchronicity Films, will be entirely directed by Tali Shalom-Ezer, whose past credits include “Princess.” Claire Mundell and Jacquelin Perske are set to executive produce.

A global bestseller, “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” has sold more than 12 million copies around the world.

The cast of the series, whose title is also “The Tattooist of Auschwitz,” will be completed by Critics Choice Awards winner Melanie Lynskey (“The Last of Us”) and Jonas Nay (“Deutschland 83, 86, 89”).

The six-part show tells the powerful true-life story of Lale Sokolov, a Jewish prisoner who is given the job of tattooing identification numbers on fellow prisoners’ arms in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during World War Two. One day, he meets Gita when tattooing her prisoner number on her arm. They experience love at first sight, and so begins a courageous, unforgettable, and human story, told through one man’s memory and experience of Auschwitz-Birkenau; a tale of the very best of humanity in the very worst of circumstances.

Now in production, the series is a co-production between Sky Studios and Peacock with NBCUniversal Global Distribution and All3Media International jointly handling international sales of the series.

STAN, Australia’s leading local streamer is taking the Original rights to the series in their territory. Viaplay picked it up for the Nordics (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland), Baltics (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania), the Netherlands and Poland.

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