The six-part series, which has been commissioned in partnership with CANAL+, opens with a daring diamond heist before quickly delving into the dark heart of Europe where a shadowy alliance of gangsters and ‘banksters’ now rules.
A stellar cast is led by Academy® Award Nominee and BAFTA winner, Samantha Morton as Naomi, a British loss adjustor charged with recovering the stolen diamonds whatever the cost. Two-time Academy® Award Nominee, three-time BAFTA Award winner, and Golden Globe® winner John Hurt portrays Tom, her nefarious boss. Also in pursuit is a French-Algerian policeman Khalil, played by double Cesar award winner Tahar Rahim, one of France’s most talented and versatile actors.
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The Last Panthers originated as an idea from celebrated French journalist Jerome Pierrat and the screenplay is from award winning writer and co-creator Jack Thorne. The series has been directed by Johan Renck and filmed in London, Marseille, Belgrade and Montenegro.
Zai Bennett, Director of Sky Atlantic said: “As Sky continues to invest in more original programming, The Last Panthers is the perfect series to add to Sky Atlantic’s exciting drama slate. It has all the ingredients to ensure our customers will love it and it will flourish on the channel – on and off screen world-class talent combined with a gripping and thought provoking story. We’re delighted that the support of Sky Deutschland means that The Last Panthers will also air on Sky Atlantic in Germany.”
The Last Panthers will air 12 November 2015 at 9pm on Sky Atlantic.