Based on Saviano's book but with fictional characters. Follows the sale of a large cocaine sale from Mexico to Italy and all those involved. On the cartel end of it, there are similarities of the Zetas and Beltran-Levya.
ZeroZeroZero is an excellent Italian series, but actually explains several different criminal elements around the World and in great detail.
According to several of my friends now living in San Diego that grew up in the same region around Napoli and have been in the States now 8-10 yrs, they new and grew up with Savianno and are far removed but still cautious when even discussing the topic. His journalism and series expose key elements that are a very accurate depiction of the full circle of anything illegal and in demand. How they are negotiated, paid for, transported, the brutal realities of the in between, spanning many different Countries with very different rules of conduct having so many necessary enemies along for the score.
I binge watched it on Amazon Prime a few days ago and I was glued. Savianno was behind the series "The Gomorrah" a few years back. Interesting individual who going on roughly 10yrs now has been under Italian elite police protection for what he exposed as a local journalist in regards to the local Italian crime families that have ruled and continue to run most all local crime. He was only 25 at the time...pretty gutsy and smart as he is still here 10yrs later exposing more.
Look up some of his interviews on YouTube, very interesting and courageous person, I hope he continues with his investigative journalism (which he has not given up btw), exposing what is happening in his part of the World, which as you will see actually makes a full circle around the Globe, and I truly hope he remains safe and protected...Respect
It certainly captured my interest resulting in the binge watching it all, but everyone is different.
I need to see both seasons of Gomorrah as I have not had a chance to have access to all of them yet.
I have not seen Piranhas yet, any word on it?
Finished Season 1 of Gomorrah and wow, you might be right, I will start Season 2 tonight I hope but this guy writes some excellent work. Its like when the Sopranos was out and HBO made us wait like 1.5 yrs for the next season, I had to keep going and its just getting hotter each episode...good stuff here this Saviano!
There are a total of 4 seasons of Gomorrah that are all great. But only 2 available in the US (Weinstein owned the rights). Bad Blood is good but only season 1 that is fairly true. Season 2 is a made up action movie.
Finished Season 2, found it on Netflix...both 1 and 2 were good, I was not sure I was going to like Season 2 at the start but it got better fast. Hard to tell which of the three I liked better so far as i think they were all very well done.
Thanks for the other tips, some I have not seen. Keep them coming, I have some down time and can actually watch a series in its entirety for once...
Seasons 1 and 2 are on Netflix. I binge watched them. I was mad to find out there was 4 and i couldnt watch 3 and 4. I kept putting off watching it till a few people here mentioned it on the narcos thread.