Sky Studios Groups With Italian Rapper Salmo on In-Home TV Venture ‘Blocco 181’

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Sky Studios is teaming with fashionable Italian musician and rapper Salmo to develop “Blocco 181” (working title), an in-house TV manufacturing.

Salmo will function artistic and music producer of “Blocco 181” and also will star within the collection, which is able to mark the Italian rap artist’s first TV venture.

The artistic hub Purple Joint Movie, which is led by companions Paolo Vari and David Fischer, is collaborating with Sky Studios to develop the venture. The collection is being produced in-house at Sky Studios in Italy with Nils Hartmann and his crew. Now at script stage, “Blocco 181” is predicted to start out capturing in 2021.

“Blocco 181” might be set within the multi-ethnic communities on the outskirts of Milan, and can revolve round themes of affection, generational conflicts, feminine emancipation and, above all, energy struggles.

“With this collection I wish to preserve the bar excessive and transcend, even whereas telling life within the suburbs, exhibiting them for what they’re, one thing that has at all times fascinated me, a multi-layered world that lacks nothing: chaos, vitality, energy, weaknesses, conflicts, ardour,” stated Salmo.

“All this generates wealth and vitality, that are additionally the weather that may take this story past,” stated Salo, whose sold-out “Playlist Tour 2019″ noticed him carry out to over 220,000 folks in Italy. Salmo is the primary Italian artist to have eight songs enter Spotify’s International Chart.

His newest album “Playlist” has additionally been a success. The artist has been praised for introducing components of electronics and hardcore rap into his music.

“Salmo has a novel capability to fuse completely different languages, genres, textures and tradition in his music, a talent that makes this collaboration with Sky so thrilling,” stated Nicola Maccanico, the chief VP of programming for Sky Italia.

“‘Blocco 181’ will invite viewers to have a look at modern-day Milan by way of new eyes and re-examine what it means to reside in a globalized world the place extremes co-exist,” stated Maccanico, who added that the venture has “an especially topical, fascinating and sophisticated theme.”

Hartmann, who runs authentic manufacturing at Sky Italia, stated this partnership with Salmo underscores “Sky Studios’ ambition to create recent, thought-provoking and daring tv with essentially the most thrilling new voices from throughout Europe and past.”

Hartmann additionally referred to Sky Italia’s latest announcement of its first in-house collection venture written and directed by Italian siblings Fabio and Damiano D’Innocenzo, who gained the Silver Bear in Berlin with “Dangerous Tales” ultimately 12 months’s pageant.

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