Listen to TV: Petra and Paola Cortellesi record debut on Sky
‘Petra’ debuts with record TV ratings. The Sky Original TV series produced with Cattleya – part of ITV Studios – and Bartlebyfilm, starring Paola Cortellesi and directed by Maria Sole Tognazzi, conquers 746,000 average viewers (figure including Primissime) who followed the first of the four on Sky yellow stories, entitled ‘Rites of death’.
Listen to TV, Petra at her debut beats ‘Diavoli’, ‘ZeroZeroZero’, ‘Catch-22’ and ‘Il Miracolo’
This is the best debut for a new Sky Original title in the last 4 years, surpassing productions such as ‘Diavoli’, ‘ZeroZeroZero’, ‘Catch-22’ and ‘The Miracle’. On Sky Cinema channels, in terms of viewers on the debut day, ‘Riti di morte’ becomes the most watched title of 2020, surpassing films like ‘Cetto c’is, undoubtedly’, ‘The immortal’, ‘Spider-Man : Far from home ‘,’ Parasite ‘and’ Once upon a time in… Hollywood ‘. Additionally, Sky Cinema Uno was the platform’s most watched channel on Monday 14 September.
Petra, Paola Cortellesi with four stories in yellow
The four female yellow stories are inspired by the most famous Barcelona detective in the world, the character created by the pen of Alicia Giménez-Bartlett. The protagonist is Paola Cortellesi who lends her face to Petra Delicato, the Genoa furniture inspector, who from the archive finds herself catapulted to the front line to solve cases of murder and violence, together with the deputy inspector Antonio Monte – played by Andrea Pennacchi – old-fashioned policeman close to retirement, full of human wisdom and great insights. Set in Genoa, Petra is directed by Maria Sole Tognazzi, for the first time engaged in a production for TV, who returns to direct Paola Cortellesi after the film Passato Prossimo, her first direction which earned her the Golden Globe for best first feature film and a Nastro d’Argento for Best New Director. The four stories are written by Giulia Calenda, Furio Andreotti and Ilaria Macchia. A screenplay is also signed by Enrico Audenino. The next appointment with Petra will be ‘Dog Day’, broadcast on Monday 21 September at 9.15 pm on Sky Cinema Uno, also available on demand on Sky and NOW TV.