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Decameron Trailer Previews Netflix’s Dark Pandemic Comedy Series

Decameron Trailer Previews Netflix’s Dark Pandemic Comedy Series

Decameron The trailer previews Netflix’s upcoming dark comedy, set during a pandemic and inspired by the 14th-century story collection The Decameron.

Described as a “wine-filled orgy set in the Italian countryside,” according to the official synopsis, the series explores themes of class struggle amid the pandemic. Specifically, the story is set in 1348, when the Black Death hits the city of Florence. As a result, a handful of nobles retreat to an opulent villa with their servants to wait out the plague. But soon, a fight for survival begins and societal rules begin to slowly disintegrate.

Watch the Decameron trailer below (watch other trailers):

What’s going on in the Decameron trailer?

The Decameron trailer begins at a time when the pandemic has already begun. And so, with a somewhat deceptive optimism, the royal family moves into the villa. But it doesn’t take long for this optimism to give way to discontent, and problems like lustful encounters, suspicions and conflicts to surface.

But perhaps a bigger problem than the small, escalating encounters the trailer reveals is that the royal family’s villa is not safe from those looking for food and water. They soon face a siege. And yet, at another moment, one character insists they can survive for five years. “Six years, with limited cannibalism,” he adds.

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

The eight-part series, Kathleen JordanKohan, who previously worked on the short-lived series Teenage Bounty Hunter with Jenji Kohan and is involved through Tilted Productions, serves as an executive producer alongside Jordan, director Michael Uppendahl, and Tilted’s Blake McCormick and Tara Herrmann.