Netflix has released the trailer for its upcoming Italian comedy drama series Rose Island, based on the true story of an idealistic engineer who built his own island.
The show, directed by Sydney Sibilia and produced by Grøenlandia, is set in 1968 and revolves around Giorgio Rosa, an engineer who builds his own island off the Italian coast and declares it a nation. He gets thus the freedom he had wanted, but the Italian Government declares him an enemy, which doesn’t make his life easy. “Joined by a team of revolutionaries and outcasts, the Republic of Rose Island is founded, independence is declared and Giorgio is appointed President. However, team values and resilience are tested, as the Italian Prime Minister decides Giorgio’s idealistic island is Italy’s Enemy Number One,” the official synopsis reveals.
The cast includes Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Luca Zingaretti, Leonardo Lidi, Alberto Astrorri, Matilda De Angelis and Violetta Zironi.
The trailer gives viewers a glimpse at Giorgio’s life before building the island (with all the troubles he needs to deal with, from being fired from his job to being ditched by his girlfriend after getting them both arrested), as well as at his life after building the Rose Island.
The song used in the trailer is the 1965 single “My Generation” by the English rock band The Who, from their debut album of the same name. The song, which became a hit and one of their most recognizable songs, is available for purchase on Amazon for $1.29.
Rose Island launches on Netflix this winter, on December 9.