The show is the 79-year-old cult helmer’s first project since 2012 and “involves mysterious murders, esoteric elements and ancient enigmas.”
The site notes that “the title of the series appears to reference the name given to the Roman soldier who pierced the side of the crucified Jesus with a lance to make sure that Jesus was dead.”
A brief statement from BIM and Publispei said that Argento will lead viewers inside his “obscure and terrifying” imagination. “Longinus,” described as an “auteur series for the international market,” will be “suspended between the real and the supernatural” and will be set “between the French Alps of Grenoble and the Siena of the Palio.”
The Argento TV series is the first project announced by the new production unit of BIM, which was announced last week and is owned by Wild Bunch. The BIM Production banner is being spearheaded by Riccardo Russo, who was previously in charge of international TV productions at Lux Vide, where he produced the series “Medici: Masters of Florence,” which Wild Bunch TV sold to key territories.