HBO and HBO Max have revealed both the trailer for Gomorrah Season 4 and a first look at new late night talk show, Pause with Sam Jay.
HBO Max will launch the entire fourth season of the Max Original Gomorrah on Thursday, May 20, marking the season’s premiere for U.S. audiences. The critically-acclaimed third season debuted exclusively on HBO Max this January.
Gomorrah Season 4 clearly turns the spotlight on Genny (Salvatore Esposito), the lone Savastano dynasty survivor: a character who has shed countless skins in the process of morphing from Don Pietro’s spoiled brat into family boss, husband and father.
In fact, the new season sees him on his best behavior precisely for the sake of Azzurra (Ivana Lotito) and little Pietro: with his own family to protect and an activity to reboot, he feels the need for a major life change, committing to legit business while sneaking out, as best he can, from the world his father had him grow up in.
His interests in Naples are now entrusted to Patrizia (Cristiana Dell’Anna) who, having first betrayed and then killed Scianel, former female leader of The Alliance, has earned her rank within the Savastano clan.
Along with Genny, to level the scores and keep the peace in gangland, they will lean on the Levante clan, a branch of late Donna Imma’s family. Meanwhile Enzo (Arturo Muselli) and Valerio (Loris De Luna), having tightened their grip over the central Naples turf, are faced with new challenges.
Based on an idea by Roberto Saviano, from his eponymous bestseller, Gomorrah Season 4 is produced by Cattleya — part of ITV Studios — Sky, Fandango in collaboration with Beta Film.
Gomorrah is executive produced by Cattleya’s Riccardo Tozzi, Gina Gardini, Giovanni Stabilini and Marco Chimenz as well as by Nils Hartman and Sonia Rovai for Sky and developed by Stefano Bises, Leonardo Fasoli, Maddalena Ravagli and Roberto Saviano.
Teleplays are written by Leonardo Fasoli, Maddalena Ravagli, Enrico Audenino and Monica Zapelli.
The fourth season is directed by Francesca Comencini — who is also the artistic supervisor — Claudio Cupellini, Marco D’Amore, Enrico Rosati and Ciro Visco.
Emmy-nominated writer and stand-up comedian Sam Jay hosts the six-episode, half-hour HBO late night talk series Pause with Sam Jay, debuting Friday, May 21 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT).
The series will air on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max.
Created by Sam Jay (Netflix’s Sam Jay: 3 in the Morning) and Prentice Penny (HBO’s Insecure), the series features a new take on the late-night talk show format and uses a fresh lens to plunge into the cultural issues that divide us. Each week, Sam hosts a party at her apartment, where she and her guests explore current topics.
Conversations are further expanded upon throughout the episode with additional interviews, sketches, and animation. In an era of discord, Sam sets out to listen, learn, and ask questions to those with different perspectives.
Sam Jay is an Emmy-nominated writer for NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Her first hour-long stand up special, Sam Jay: 3 in the Morning debuted on Netflix in 2020.
Prentice Penny is an Emmy-nominated, Peabody and Golden Globe-winning writer, director and producer. Penny made his feature directorial debut on Netflix original Uncorked. He serves as showrunner, executive producer and frequent director for HBO’s Insecure.
The series is created by Sam Jay and Prentice Penny; and executive produced by Sam Jay, Prentice Penny for A Penny For Your Thoughts, Chris Pollack, Langston Kerman, Diane Fitzgerald, David Martin and Kara Baker for Avalon, Michelle Caputo, and Shannon Hartmann.
The series is co-executive produced by Alex Soler for A Penny for Your Thoughts Entertainment; directed by JamsXBash; and produced for HBO by Art & Industry, Avalon, and A Penny For Your Thoughts.