Vertigo Films and SquareOne Productions have announced a new vampire drama series Vamping

– The show in Berlin uses the city’s fun-loving LGBTQ+ club culture as a backdrop to depicting a vampire community fighting to find its place in the world

Director Matthew Jacobs Morgan

Vertigo Films and SquareOne Productions, the production arm of Munich-based distributor SquareOne Entertainment, have announced their latest cross-border collaboration to produce a new supernatural drama series, called vamp.

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The franchise, Al-Zaytan is now working on this 8×60-minute show, which has been developed for a younger audience. located in berlin, vamp He uses the city’s famous LGBTQ+ nightclub culture as a backdrop to tell the story of a community of vampires fighting to find their place in the world. Her team described her as “a young, fast-paced mix of pointing to And The Vampire Diaries “, follows British drag queen, Everett, a young black, boisterous, eccentric performer. After celebrating quite a bit after Muzaffar’s performance at Berlin’s hottest drag club, Dragged Hier, he discovers he’s inadvertently turned into a vampire. Terrified, angry and unsure of what happened to him, he sets out to uncover the truth and become the protagonist of an impending culture war between vampire tribes.

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Introduced to a whole new side of a strange world he never knew existed, Everett is torn between his former love, his life, and his friends, and The Untamed: a vampire community that lives entirely underground, deprived of all joy and hope, and who wants to get rid of humans once and for all. . Jumping between sequins and camp absurdity in the clouds landscape, the dark side of human nature and systematic marginalization, vamp It promises to celebrate “others, belonging, chosen family, and finding your place in a fractured world where difference is reprehensible.”

The show was created by a London-born writer, director and producer Matthew Jacobs Morganwho penned it alongside a German-born, multidisciplinary artist and screenwriter Sophie Yukiko Husters.

Speaking of the project, Al Munteanuof SquareOne Productions, said:vamp It is a supernatural drama about vampires. This already tells you everything you need to know. With these words, Matthew Jacobs Morgan has piqued our interest for years. We developed the script with him and our partners at Vertigo Films, and knew right away that we were on the right track to setting the story in Berlin and pairing Matthew with multi-talented Sophie-Yukiko Hasters in order for this unique tale to find a human voice. This is a show that celebrates others. When unite forces again after Street Dance franchise business, Alan Nipple [of Vertigo Films] And I was sure that, together, we knew our way around the loud, bright, and in-your-face elements! “

Jacobs Morgan added, “I’m so excited to write a show in one of my favorite cities, and through the lens of the genre I’ve always been obsessed with. We blur the lines between weirdness and vampires in a way that explores otherness, belonging, and community, while also bringing grotesque, grotesque joy to the fore with an army of Awesome creators by my side.”

vamp It is produced by Alan Nieblo executively for Vertigo Films (UK) and Al Munteanu from SquareOne Productions (Germany). The production will be filmed in both English and German, and will draw on talent from minorities and underrepresented communities both in front of and behind the camera, with casting to be decided in the coming months.

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