Sky has revealed the first look teaser for Sky Original Django, following the announcement that it will make its world premiere at the Rome Film Festival on October 16.

Set in Texas in the late 1800s, Django is a jaded cowboy in search of the daughter he thought he’d lost. In following her trail, he comes upon New Babylon, a town at the bottom of a crater, where all outcasts are welcome and where everyone is equal and free. Here, Django discovers that his 20-year-old daughter Sarah is alive and set to marry John Ellis, the founder of New Babylon. Sarah – who blames her father for the death of their family, massacred many years earlier while he was at war – wants Django to leave. But he refuses to give up and does everything in his power to get a second chance with her, becoming a valuable ally for Ellis, who must defend the town from Elizabeth Thurman’s attacks. Unbeknownst to them, Django, John, and Sarah are linked by a web of secrets and a dark past bound to resurface.

Loosely based on Sergio Corbucci’s eponymous cult classic film, Django stars the award-winning Matthias Schoenaerts (The Danish Girl, The Mustang, Bullhead, Rust and Bone) as the iconic title character, alongside Nicholas Pinnock (For Life, Counterpart, Top Boy) as John Ellis, visionary founder of the town of New Babylon, Lisa Vicari, (Luna, Dark) who plays Django’s daughter Sarah, and Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, What Happened to Monday?) in the role of John’s powerful and ruthless enemy Elizabeth Thurman.

Rounding out the cast are Jyuddah Jaymes (Clique, Criminal: UK), Benny O. Arthur (Get Lucky, Alexanderplatz) and Eric Kole (Fifty Pence, Hold) as John Ellis’s children and Tom Austen (The RoyalsGrantchester) as cowboy Eljiah Turner.

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