Preview: Django

Django - Matthias Schoenaerts

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Django is a re-imagining of the classic Western offering a fresh take on the genre that is experiencing something of a renaissance courtesy of The English, 1883 and 1923. Directed by Francesca Comencini (who also did Gomorrah), the sereis is loosely based on Sergio Corbucci’s cult film, and it’s got a pretty awesome cast.

Matthias Schoenaerts plays Django, a cowboy who’s on a mission to find his daughter, who he thought was dead. He ends up in a town called New Babylon, where all the outcasts are welcome and everyone is equal and free. Turns out, his daughter Sarah (played by Lisa Vicari) is alive and set to marry John Ellis (Nicholas Pinnock), the town’s founder.

Sarah – who blames her father for the death of their family, massacred many years earlier while he was at war – wants Django to leave. But he refuses to give up and does everything in his power to get a second chance with her, becoming a valuable ally for Ellis, who must defend the town from Elizabeth Thurman’s (Noomi Rapace) attacks. Unbeknownst to them, Django, John, and Sarah are linked by a web of secrets and a dark past bound to resurface.


Wednesday at 9.00pm on Sky Atlantic.

Image: 2021 © Cattleya/ Sky Studios.

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