The Decameron: Netflix Orders Period Soap Drama Series – Canceled + Renewed TV Shows

The Decameron is coming to Netflix. The streaming service has ordered the soapy era drama set in 1348. Eight episodes have been ordered of the series which examines class systems and power struggles during a pandemic.

Netflix revealed the following about the plot of the series:

Netflix today announced a series order for The Decameron as part of Jenji Kohan’s overall deal. The soapy era drama aims to examine timely themes of class systems, power struggles, and pandemic survival with a touch of levity, brought together by a charming and raging cast of characters.

Logline: In 1348, the Black Death hit the city of Florence hard. A handful of nobles are invited to retire with their servants to a large villa in the Italian countryside and wait out the plague with a lavish vacation. But as social rules thin, what begins as a wine-soaked sex adventure in the hills of Tuscany turns into a scramble for survival.

Kathleen Jordan, the creator of the series, said the following about The Decameron:

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be able to work with Jenji, Tara, Blake and Netflix again. I can’t wait for people to meet this group of ridiculous characters. I’m sure Giovanni Boccaccio would be…confused?

A premiere date will be announced later by Netflix.

What do you think? Are you planning to check The Decameron on Netflix?

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