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'The Decameron' trailer: Italian nobles party amid the Black Death

"The Decameron," a soapy dark comedy set in 1348 during the bubonic plague, is coming to Netflix. Photo courtesy of Netflix
1 of 5 | "The Decameron," a soapy dark comedy set in 1348 during the bubonic plague, is coming to Netflix. Photo courtesy of Netflix

July 10 (UPI) -- Netflix is giving a glimpse of the new series The Decameron.

The streaming service shared a trailer for the show Wednesday featuring Zosia Mamet (Girls), Tony Hale (Veep) and Tanya Reynolds (Sex Education).

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The Decameron is based on the short story collection by 14th century Italian writer Giovanni Boccaccio.

The Netflix adaptation is a soapy dark comedy that follows a group of Italian nobles and their servants as they attempt to survive the Black Death, or the bubonic plague, in 1348.

The trailer shows the nobles take refuge at a villa outside Florence, where they eat, drink and hook up as the pandemic rages outside their walls.

Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Amar Chadha-Patel, Leila Farzad, Lou Gala, Karan Gill, Douggie McMeekin and Jessica Plummer also star.

Netflix previously shared a teaser and first-look photos for the series.

The Decameron hails from creator and showrunner Kathleen Jordan. The series premieres July 25.

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