Watch the teaser: The Decameron premieres July 25 on Netflix

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Decameron. (L to R) Lou Gala as Neifile, Douggie McMeekin as Tindaro, Tanya Reynolds as Licisca, Amar Chadha-Patel as Dioneo and Tony Hale as Sirisco in Episode 103 of Decameron. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024

Netflix has officially announced the release date for its new series, The Decameron.

Set to launch on July 25th, this soapy dark comedy promises a wild ride through the Italian countryside, filled with wine, drama, and plenty of laughs.

The Decameron takes a modern twist on the 14th-century story collection of the same name. Created by Kathleen Jordan, the show delves into class struggles amidst a pandemic. In 1348, the Black Death ravages Florence, prompting a group of nobles and their servants to seek refuge in a grand villa. What begins as a lavish holiday soon turns into a chaotic scramble for survival as social norms disintegrate.

With an intriguing mix of cunning and outrageous characters, this eight-episode series promises to be a gripping watch. Kathleen Jordan, known for Teenage Bounty Hunters and American Princess, serves as the creator and showrunner.

The cast includes Amar Chadha-Patel, Leila Farzad, Lou Gala, Karan Gill, Tony Hale, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Zosia Mamet, Douggie McMeekin, Jessica Plummer and Tanya Reynolds.

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