The Sky and Peacock original series is produced by Synchronicity Films and is produced in association with Sky Studios and All3Media International.

Leading independent distributor All3Media International announced today that Sky and Peacock Original Series The Tattooist Of Auschwitz has been acquired in Spain by Movistar Plus+, Telefonica’s television subscription service and home to exclusive and quality content across the region. The series is produced by Synchronicity Films in association with Sky Studios and All3Media International.

Starring Harvey Keitel, Melanie Lynskey, Jonah Hauer-King, Anna Próchniak, and Jonas Nay, the six part limited drama series is based on the international bestselling novel by Heather Morris, inspired by the real-life story of Lali and Gita Sokolov, who met while prisoners in the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Holocaust of World War II.

Ismael Calleja, Alliances & Partnerships Executive Director at Movistar Plus+ said “At Movistar Plus+ we are extremely engaged to acquire best-in-class content such as this inspiring story with such a remarkable cast, and best-sellers adaptations are certainly an awareness guarantee. It is a deep satisfaction to work with great partners such as All3Media International.”

Debra Bergg, VP Sales Iberia and Italy at All3Media International commented, “Known for bringing exclusive, quality content to Spanish viewers, Movistar Plus+ is a brilliant partner to take Synchronicity Films’ powerful adaptation of Heather Morris’ bestselling novel to audiences across the region.”

Claire Mundell, Executive Producer of The Tattooist of Auschwitz commented “The Tattooist of Auschwitz is an important story that will resonate with viewers across the world. A story that has been epic in the making, and we feel very honoured to bring it to the screen. We are thrilled that Movistar Plus+ has come on board this moving story inspired by one man’s real-life experience – it is the ideal platform to showcase the series to Spanish viewers.”

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is the story of one man, Lali (Hauer-King), a Slovakian Jew, who, in 1942, is deported to Auschwitz, the concentration camp where over a million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust.

Shortly after arrival, Lali is made one of the Tätowierer (tattooists), charged to ink identification numbers onto fellow prisoners’ arms. One day, he meets Gita (Próchniak) when tattooing her prisoner number on her arm, leading to a love that defies the horrors around them. So begins a courageous and unforgettable story. Under constant guard from a volatile Nazi SS officer Stefan Baretzki (Jonas Nay), Lali and Gita become determined to keep each other alive.

Around 60 years later, Lali (Keitel) now in his 80’s, meets aspiring writer Heather Morris (Lynskey). Recently widowed, Lali finds the courage to tell the world his story. In recounting his past to Heather, Lali finally confronts the traumatic ghosts of his youth and relives his memories of falling in love in the darkest of places.

Directed by Tali Shalom-Ezer, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is executive produced by Claire Mundell through her company Synchronicity Films and is produced in association with Sky Studios and All3Media International. The series is a coproduction for Sky and Peacock. Jacquelin Perske is Executive Producer and lead writer for The Tattooist of Auschwitz alongside episode writers Evan Placey (Associate Producer) and Gabbie Asher. Serena Thompson is Executive Producer for Sky Studios.

NBCUniversal Global TV Distribution and All3Media International are jointly handling international sales of the series. The latter brought in Stan, Australia’s leading local streamer, who have taken the Original rights to the series in their territory, with SkyShowtime taking rights for Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Sweden.

The series will be available from May 2nd on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW in the UK and Ireland, Italy, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, Peacock in the US and Stan in Australia.