Peacock has set May 2 as the premiere date for The Tattooist of Auschwitz, the streamer’s original limited series based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Heather Morris. Additionally, the series will air on Sky Atlantic and NOW in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland on the same day.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz is an event series inspired by the real-life story of Jewish Holocaust survivors Lali and Gita Sokolov. Lali (Jonah Hauer-King) arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1942, and shortly after arrival, he was made one of the tätowierer (tattooists), charged to ink identification numbers onto fellow prisoners’ arms during the Holocaust. One day, he meets Gita (Anna Próchniak) when tattooing her prisoner number on her arm. They experience love at first sight, and so begins a courageous, unforgettable and human story. Under constant guard from a volatile Nazi SS officer Baretzki (Jonas Nay), Lali and Gita became determined to keep each other alive.
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Around 60 years later, Lali (Harvey Keitel) meets novice writer Heather Morris (Melanie Lynskey). Recently widowed, he finds the courage to tell the world his story. In recounting his story to Heather, while in his 80s, he faces the traumatic ghosts of his youth and relives his memories of falling in love in the most horrific of places.
Executive producers include Claire Mundell under her Synchronicity Films banner, Serena Thompson for Sky Studios and writer Jacquelin Perske. In addition to Perske, writers also include associate producer Evan Placey and Gabbie Asher. Tali Shalom-Ezer directed all six episodes and co-executive produced. The author of the novel on which the limited series is based, Heather Morris, consulted on the project. Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer and Kara Talve are behind the score.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz is produced by Synchronicity Films in association with Sky Studios and All3Media International. NBCUniversal Global Distribution and All3Media International are the distributors.
More first look photos can be found below.
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