Sky has been stepping up it’s output in original programming lately, with hotly-anticipated shows like Funny Woman in the works and acclaimed documentaries like Once Upon A Time In Londongrad. The broadcaster looks set to keep it up with the newly announced The Tattooist of Auschwitz, a TV series based on the much-loved 2018 novel of the same name.

The book received huge success, both in sales and critically acclaimed reviews, and sold an incredible 3 million copies in its first year of release.

The book is focused on a Slovakian Jew Lale Sokoklov, who became imprisoned at Auschwitz concentration camp in 1942, and his falling in love with a girl that he tattoos while there. The novel is based off of real events; Sokolov was a real person who died in 2006. The book and upcoming series are fictionalised accounts of his life.

Part of Sky’s upcoming slate of shows, that includes the like of a second series of I Hate Suzie and Rosie Molloy Gives Up Everything, the show is set to be a worthwhile adaptation of the story. It’ll span six episodes, but not much else is known about the new show: Sky has kept things very much under wraps, with casting yet to be announced. Rest assured though that Sky will be plenty of talent and budget into the six-parter.

The new series will be a heart rending yet thought provoking story, and is described as a love story during horrific hardship. We’re expecting it to be one of Sky’s biggest hits of the year.

Author Heather Morris

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