May 2022

Sky reveals new scripted orders for 2022

Sky is adapting Heather Morris’ novel The Tattooist of Auschwitz as part of a six-strong scripted slate that will propel it beyond 200 original shows ordered this year.

The six-part series produced by The Cry indie Synchronicity Films in association with Sky Studios, tells the true-life story of Lale Sokolov, a Jewish prisoner who is given the job of tattooing identification numbers on fellow prisoners’ arms in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during WW2 and falls in love with another prisoner, Gita.

Sky Studios’ Serena Thompson and Synchronicity’s Claire Mundell will exec produce alongside lead writer Jacquelin Perske. Evan Placey and Gabbie Asher are writers on the series and author Heather Morris acts as a story consultant.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz was unveiled following an entertainment slate earlier today and along with a recommission of Bad Wolf’s I Hate Suzie Too and New Pictures’ Cobra. More information on the adaptation and Sky’s announcement can be found here.