In ancient Rome, Suburra was a crowded, dirty place, notorious as a red-light district. This is where Julius Caesar was born and the big wigs from the worlds of politics, criminality and religion gathered in secret. Based on the novel of the same name and a prequel to the 2015 neo-noir mafia film, Suburra: The Series, is the first Italian Netflix Original and is set over 20 days of turmoil in modern day Rome – exploring how the Church, politics and criminality collide in a quest for power.
At the heart of this story is three young men with different backgrounds, ambitions and passions, that will have to forge alliances across divides to get what they want most. Could this complex crime series be the new Narcos? Almost certainly. Premieres 6 October on Netflix (Credit: Netflix)