Block 181, here's the trailer for the Psalm series

Block 181, here's the trailer for the Psalm series

Block 181

A love triangle in a Milan never seen so criminal: this is what transpires from the first trailer of Block 181, the new original Sky series, the first to be produced in-house, that is, within Sky Studios in Italy, together with TapelessFilm and Red Joint Film. The eight episodes of the series, which will tell about a sentimental, family, sexual and criminal emancipation in a multi-ethnic Milan, will see the debut of Salmo in a decidedly new role: the rapper and musician will in fact be involved here at 360 degrees, covering the roles of supervisor and music producer, creative producer and also an actor. Directed by Giuseppe Capotondi (Suburra, La Doppio Ora), Ciro Visco (Gomorra, Don't leave me, Doc: In your hands) and Matteo Bonifazio.

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As you can see in the anticipation clip, Block 181 is a peripheral area of ​​Milan, between unauthorized blocks of flats and shopping squares, usually hidden from everyone's gaze, but where cultural and generational clashes boil . On the one hand, in fact, there are the boys of the Block, who protect the organized cocaine dealing, and on the other the pandilleros of the Misa, tattooed, ravenous and ready to give their lives for their gang. Between guns and machete strokes, however, there is space for the love of an intimate and passionate triangle, the one formed by Bea (Laura Osma), sensual and indomitable pandillera, Ludo (Alessandro Piavani), bourgeois party-goer with a clean face and Mahdi (Andrea Dodero ), gloomy and protective bloc boy. Their relationship takes place between sex, friendship and mutual belonging and gives life to a new real family: together they will climb the criminal hierarchy of the place, but they will also have to survive numerous threats.

In the series, in fact, Salmo will play Snake, right arm armed to the teeth of Lorenzo, a dealer played by Alessandro Tedeschi, childhood friend and ally of Rizzo, the boss of the neighborhood played by Alessio Praticò. "Welcome to reality", says the rapper at the end of the trailer, meaning that what we will see in the episodes is indeed a work of fiction but in turn inspired by what really can happen in the most marginal neighborhoods of our cities, almost under in our eyes. The difficulty of these areas is also evidenced by the involvement as a still photographer of Gabriele Micalizzi, one of the best known and most appreciated war photojournalists in the world, recently also seen on the front in Ukraine. Block 181 will debut on Sky and Now on May 20.

Sky drops first look trailer for new 'love, sex and crime' drama series Blocco 181

Upcoming Sky series Blocco 181 explores love and crime, set to the rhythms of rap and reggaeton, in a hyper-real, ultra-colourful and multicultural Milan and will consist of eight episodes

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Blocco 181 new series trailer from Sky TV

Sky have finally released a trailer for upcoming drama series Blocco 181 which stars rapper Salmo and could be Italy's answer to hit Netflix show Top Boy.

The eight-part series explores love and crime, set to the rhythms of rap and reggaeton, in a hyper-real, ultra-colourful and multicultural Milan and stars Italian rap-music pioneer Salmo.

Set in the fictional block 181, an imposing apartment complex on the hidden outskirts of Milan, Blocco 181 follows the story of block residents Bea (Laura Osma), Ludo (Alessandro Piavani) and Mahdi (Andrea Dodero).

These three characters at the heart of the story come from different backgrounds but are brought together by a strong bond; Bea is a Latin-American girl, torn between loyalty to her family, the dangerous Misa gang, and a desire to change her life, whilst Ludo and Mahdi are two friends that come from different social classes but are as close as brothers.

Sky have finally released a trailer for upcoming drama series Blocco 181 (


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A dangerous triangle ultimately forms that challenges the rules of their social identities, as the trio navigate love, family, sex, crime, and emancipation.

The synopsis for the upcoming series reads: 'Blocco 181 is the Milan that is never shown. A swath of the city’s outskirts centred around a hive of illegal flats, a place where suspicious, threatening looks are exchanged daily.

Set in the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Blocco 181 follows the story of block residents Bea, Ludo and Mahdi (


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'On one hand, there are the kids from the block who protect the cocaine dealers. On the other hand, there are the pandilleros of Misa, who are hungry, and ready to give up their lives for their gang.

'As guns and machetes are brandished, an intimate, passionate love story comes to the fore. It includes Bea, a sensual and fearless pandillera; Ludo, a middle-class party boy; and Mahdi, a protective guy from the block.

Blocco 181 stars Italian rap-music pioneer Salmo, who also acts as music supervisor and creative producer (


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'Their relationship is all about sex, friendship, and belonging to a new sort of family, which will see them making their way up through the criminal hierarchy together, as the Latinos and kids from the block battle it out.'

Commenting on the project, Nils Hartmann EVP Sky Studios Germany and Italy previously said: 'This partnership with Salmo confirms Sky Studios’ ambition to create fresh, thought-provoking and bold television with the most exciting new voices from across Europe and beyond, following on from our recent announcement of our first in-house project with the D’Innocenzo siblings.

'We are pleased that we have been chosen by a talented artist who knows that Sky Studios is the perfect hub to develop his powerful vision into something unique.

'Together, the in-house team at Sky Studios, Red Joint Film and Salmo will create a landmark Sky Original series that explores Milan like never before. We can’t wait to get started.'

Blocco 181 will be available to watch on Sky Atlantic and NOW in the UK.

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