Sky has announced that Giri/Haji and  The Lazarus Project writer Joe Barton, actor Will Sharpe (Giri/Haji, The White Lotus S2) and director Julian Farino (Giri/Haji) are to reunite in a new Sky Original limited series Amadeus.

The series, written by Barton and produced by Two Cities Television, in association with Sky Studios, will see Sharpe take on the titular role of one of the greatest musical virtuosos of all time – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Reimagined from Peter Shaffer’s award-winning stage play, Barton’s adaptation is set within the musical hub of bustling Vienna at the end of the 18th century. Twenty-five-year-old Amadeus arrives in the city no longer a child and determined to carve his own path. Recently unemployed and without the management of his father, Amadeus finds an unlikely ally in a young singer who will become his wife, Constanze Weber Mozart. Her connections help bring him into the orbit of the court composer Antonio Salieri, setting the three of them on a collision course that will ultimately define their lives and their legacies for years to come.

Amadeus is produced by Two Cities Television (part of STV Studios) in association with Sky Studios. Paul Gilbert and Megan Spanjian are Executive Producers for Sky Studios. Michael Jackson (Patrick Melrose) and Stephen Wright (Blue Lights) are Executive Producers for Two Cities Television. Julian Farino (Giri/Haji) and Alice Seabright (Chloe, Sex Education) will serve as directors. Barton, Sharpe and Farino also serve as Executive Producers.

Production is expected to begin later this year. NBCUniversal Global TV Distribution handle international sales of the series.


Jon Creamer

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