The European pay giant has commissioned the series from ITV-owned Gomorrah producer Cattleya and it will be directed by Maria Sole Tognazzi.
The series, which is produced in association with Bartlebyfilm, has started shooting in Genoa, Italy. It features four episodes about the famous woman detective.
Petra, played by Cortellesi, is a twice-divorced detective working a desk job for Genoa’s prestigious criminal investigatory squad when she is suddenly thrust into the frontlines, charged with solving violent crimes and murders. Her newly assigned partner is Antonio Monte – an old-fashioned policeman close to retirement, with years of experience, wisdom and insight. Monte, will be played by Andrea Pennacchi.
Cortellesi said, “Petra is a highly skilled yet imperfect woman, who has the courage to free herself from female clichés,