The Italian television series Gomorrah about the Naples crime group Camorra is getting marketed for worldwide distribution as reported by Scott Roborough for The Hollywood Reporter.
The crime series is based on the international bestseller of the same title by Roberto Saviano, and the author says the production is faithful to the book in showing "the Camorra as it really is":
The plot of Gomorrah is a "maze of stories inspired by events that actually took place," says Saviano. The names are made up but the details "remain absolutely credible." Dialogue, for example, was closely based on real-life intercepted phone calls between Camorra mafioso.
The Camorra runs the streets of Naples and is involved in everything from the vice rackets such as drugs and prostitution to the corruption of legitimate industries including waste and construction, and its dirty operations were exposed to the world by Saviano's book.