‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ series confirms release date

It’s been announced when The Tattooist of Auschwitz will premiere!

Based on the bestselling Holocaust novel of the same name by New Zealand author Heather Morris, the six-part adaptation was filmed Europe last year.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is inspired by the real-life story of Lali and Gita Sokolov, who met while prisoners in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during the Holocaust.

We recently got our first look at stars Anna Próchniak (Baptiste) and Jonah Hauer-King (World on Fire), pictured above as the young Gita and Lali.

They’re joined in the cast by Hollywood actor Harvey Keitel as the older Lali and Melanie Lynskey (The Last of Us) as author Heather Morris.

Fans of the book won’t have to wait too much longer to watch the series…

When’s the release date?

The Tattooist of Auschwitz will debut globally on Thursday 2 May 2024 on Sky Atlantic and streaming service Now in the UK & Ireland, and on American streamer Peacock in the US.

The series will also be available on Sky Atlantic in Italy, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Stan has the Australian broadcast rights, and Viaplay has the rights in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Poland.

Director Tali Shalom-Ezer has described it as a “a huge challenge … to make viewers believe in a love story that existed in this dark place and time.”

“I pray that we will be able to make viewers around the world believe in the wonderful love story of Lali and Gita,” she added.

Recalling her preparation for the project, the director explained: “Because we’re recreating historical locations, as a first point of call, [executive producer Claire Mundell] and I went to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau alongside our amazing Heads of Department.”

“ I can remember discussing with David Katznelson, the cinematographer, and Nili Feller my lead editor, what a huge challenge it would be to recreate this concentration camp on screen,” Shalom-Ezer said.

We’ll get to see their work for ourselves in just a few months’ time.

Heather Morris’s book The Tattooist of Auschwitz is available on Amazon.