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The Tattooist of Auschwitz to be made into a series – star-studded cast announced

The bestselling novel by Heather Morris is being made into a TV show

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris is the sort of novel that stays with people long after they finish the last page – and now the bestseller is set to be adapted into a miniseries with a star-studded cast.

The story, which follows the lives of Lale Sokolov and Gita Furman in Nazi Germany, will be released as a Sky and Peacock Original adaptation, and sees The Little Mermaid star Jonah Hauer-King and Baptiste's Anna Próchniak play the respective roles.

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The series is set to follow the true-life story of Lale Sokolov, "a Jewish prisoner who is given the job of tattooing identification numbers on fellow prisoners’ arms in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during World War Two".

The synopsis reads: "One day, he meets Gita while tattooing her prisoner number on her arm. They experience love at first sight, and so begins a courageous, unforgettable, and human story, told through one man’s memory and experience of Auschwitz-Birkenau; a tale of the very best of humanity in the very worst of circumstances."

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Will you be watching the series?

Speaking about the series, Jonah said: "It is a huge privilege to be telling Lale’s incredible story — one that he was so courageous to share. I have the utmost respect and admiration for his ability to find humanity and kindness in the most inhumane of places.

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"These scripts heartbreakingly and vividly depict this appalling time in our history, and I feel proud to be honouring Lale and Gita’s remarkable journey."

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Anna added: "Reimagining Gita Sokolov and her story for screen has been one of the greatest honours of my career so far, as well as a heartrending experience. I know this won’t be an easy story to tell, but I will treat their story with the utmost respect."

When will The Tattooist of Auschwitz be released?

The show is currently filming, so viewers will have a while to wait until this one is on our screens. The series currently has a release date of 2024 – so watch this space.

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