Diego Luna embodies the renowned 18th-century Italian playboy for Amazon original pilot “Casanova,” which the company will debut Friday along with the pilot for “Sneaky Pete,” starring Giovanni Ribisi.
Amazon released a new trailer Thursday, which underscores Luna’s allure, as he woos the lovely ladies of the Enlightenment.
The series is an account of the historical figure’s exile from Venice, Italy. Casanova flees to Paris and finds himself seduced by the same temptations and opportunities for trouble.
Oscar-nominated director Jean Pierre Jeunet (“Amelie”) makes his television debut with the series, which also stars Bojana Novakovic (“Shameless”), Miranda Richardson (“Sleepy Hollow”) and Ben Daniels (“House of Cards”).
“Casanova” was written by Stuart Zicherman (“The Americans”), and executive produced by Jeunet, Zicherman and Electus’ Ben Silverman (“Tudors,” “Marco Polo”).
The pilots for “Casanova” and “Sneaky Pete” debut Friday, Aug. 7, via the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online at Amazon.com/AIV.
“Sneaky Pete” also stars Marin Ireland and Margo Martindale. The crime comedy is executive produced by David Shore, Seth Gordon, James Degus, Erin Gunn and “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston, who guest stars in the pilot.
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