Set in the capital city of the Congo, where one family’s bloody feud threatens the country’s uneasy truce, Brazza is a gritty drama that explores the culture and dark underworld of Brazzaville, a place where not everyone makes the right choice between good and evil.
Paul Viragh, who wrote Andy Serkis starrer Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll as well as Michael Winterbottom’s The Face of an Angel and crime thriller Ashes, is attached to write the project. The one-hour drama series will be sold internationally by Studiocanal.
Studiocanal’s Rola Bauer sealed the co-production deal, which will be produced by Tandem, Save Ferris and Green Door. Bauer exec produces with Tim Halkin, Jean-Charles Felli, Christophe Tomas and Elba and his development team.
“I am so proud to be working on this African-set drama and to introduce a global audience to a world and culture that resonates so vibrantly with me,” said Elba in a statement.
Bauer added: “’Brazza will be a visceral series exploring one family’s feud across Africa and Europe. Idris’ lens into this narrative is quite inspirational as Africa awakens, marching boldly into the first world.”