Munich – The gritty mafia series Gomorrah has become a foreign-language hit on Sundance Channel U.S. On its debut, the Sky Italia drama, the inside story of the fierce Neapolitan crime organisation Camorra, doubled the audience figures of other foreign-language series on the channel. The series, sold by Beta Film to more than 130 territories, has gained record ratings all over the world and is praised by international media as “unique and compelling” (The Hollywood Reporter) and “one of finest works of televised storytelling” (Huffington Post). Variety states “Gomorrah is among the most admirable of the latter-day “Wire” homages.”

On the renowned U.S. review aggregator “Rotten Tomatoes” it got a 94 % fresh rating, ranking among the five most popular TV shows on the site. Gomorrah, with its third season already in pre-production, currently runs on Sundance Channel in the U.S.