The Decameron: Netflix Orders Soapy Drama From Jenji Kohan & Kathleen Jordan

Netflix is getting into the 14th century with a soapy twist.

The streaming service on Thursday introduced a sequence order for The Decameron underneath Jenji Kohan’s general deal.

The soapy interval drama “goals to look at the well timed themes of sophistication methods, energy struggles and survival in a time of pandemic with a contact of levity, introduced collectively by a captivating and riotous ensemble of characters,” the service teases.

“In 1348, the Black Demise strikes onerous within the metropolis of Florence,” reads the official logline. 

“A handful of nobles are invited to retreat with their servants to a grand villa within the Italian countryside and wait out the pestilence with a lavish vacation.”

“However as social guidelines put on skinny, what begins as a wine-soaked intercourse romp within the hills of Tuscany descends into an all out scramble for survival.”

Eight episodes have been ordered for the undertaking, with Kathleen Jordan (Teenage Bounty Hunters) serving as Creator, Showrunner, and Government Producer. 

Jenji Kohan (Glow, Teenage Bounty Hunters, Orange is the New Black) serves as EP alongside Blake McCormick and Tara Herrmann for Tilted Productions.

Jenji Kohan shared in a press release:

“Kathleen Jordan is the true freakin’ deal. I’m so excited and grateful that I get to work along with her and we get to make this superior, humorous, well timed, bizarre present collectively for Netflix.”

Kathleen Jordan added, “I am completely thrilled that I get to work with Jenji, Tara, Blake, and Netflix once more.”

“I am unable to look forward to individuals to fulfill this ridiculous group of characters. I am positive Giovanni Boccaccio can be… confused?”

Each Kohan and Jordan have had earlier tasks within the works at Netflix.

Kohan’s Orange is the New Black was a defining sequence for the streamer, one which helped it break by means of when streaming companies have been nonetheless of their infancy.

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Paul Dailly is the Affiliate Editor for TV Fanatic. Observe him on Twitter.

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