The Decameron | Teaser trailer released for Netflix comedy

The Decameron
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Period comedy The Decameron is coming to Netflix, and here’s the trailer for the brand new eight episode show.

It seems that period comedies are coming back into vogue. A few months ago we got Andy Riley’s fun Dark Ages romp Seize Them! (a film we tried really hard to cover but, well, story for another time), with Derry Girls star Nicola Coghlan, Aimee Lou Wood and Nick Frost.

Another Derry Girls alumnus, Saoirse Monica-Jackson, stars in The Decameron, which is coming to Netflix next month.

A prescient comedy, the show examines how people of that generation dealt with a worldwide pandemic, and the chasm between the rich and the poor.

The synopsis reads as follows:

You are cordially invited to a wine-soaked sex romp set in the Italian countryside… The Decameron is a soapy dark comedy that examines the all-too-timely theme of class struggles in the season of a pandemic. In the year 1348, the Black Death strikes hard in the city of Florence, and a handful of nobles retreat with their servants to a grand villa to wait out the plague with a lavish holiday. But as social rules wear thin, a scramble for survival ensues, brought to life by a cast of characters both cunning and outrageous.

Jackson stars alongside Arrested Development star Tony Hale, Zosia Mamet, Tanya Reynolds, Karan Gill, Douggie McMeekin, Jessica Plummer, Amar Chadha-Patel, Leila Farzad and Lou Gala.

The show comes from Teenage Bounty Hunters creator Kathleen Jordan and Orange is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan. The former acts as showrunner and lead writer, with other scripts by Sarah Stoecker, Zoe Jarman, Megan King Kelly, Anthony Natoli, Marie Hanhnhon Nguyen, James Rogers III, Steve Unckles.

Michael Uppendahl, Anya Adams and Andrew DeYoung directed the series, with Kohan, Blake McCormick and Tara Herrmann executive producing for Tilted Productions.

The Decameron, which will be comprised of eight episodes, streams on Netflix from the 25th July.

Watch the trailer below:

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