The Avetrana crime is back on TV

One of the most important crime cases of recent years becomes a TV series. Here's where to watch it and what it will be about

The Scazzi case is one of the most followed Italian news stories of recent years. It all began when, in August 2010, in Avetrana, a town in the province of Taranto, a girl disappeared. Her name is Sarah Scazzi, she is fifteen years old and from that moment on, 42 days of research begin that will lead to a shocking truth.

The episode is now transformed into a docu-series, "Sarah. The Girl from Avetrana," which will debut on Sky Documentaries and stream on NOW. The Greenland-produced show reconstructs all the details of the controversial court and media case, including through interviews and testimonials. The series is inspired by the book of the same name written by Flavia Piccinni and Carmine Gazzanni and published by Fandango Libri in 2020. It is composed of four episodes and focuses, not only on the judicial events, but also on the way in which the affair was made spectacular, involving the whole village of Avetrana and, in particular, the victim's family.

Sarah. The girl from Avetrana: what the docu-series will show

In the docu-series several aspects of the Scazzi case will emerge. First of all, it wants to narrate how it has channeled media attention, where the search for the truth at a certain point has taken a back seat to focus on the more morbid aspects, related to the village and the family involved in the tragedy.

In particular, he dwells on the moment in which the discovery of Sarah Scazzi's body was announced on live TV, in the Rai program Chi l'ha visto? where, at that moment, Concetta Serrano Spagnolo, the victim's mother, was a guest.

Uncle Michele Misseri had, in fact, had his niece's lifeless body found. From that moment, the village of Avetrana was, even more, in the public eye. On February 21, 2017, the Supreme Court of Cassation sentenced to life imprisonment for conspiracy to murder Sabrina Misseri and Cosima Serrano, respectively the cousin and aunt of Sarah Scazzi. Michele Misseri was also sentenced to eight years imprisonment for suppression of the corpse and pollution of evidence, while his brother, Carmine Misseri was convicted for concealment of a corpse.

The evolution of the events is narrated in detail in the series written by Flavia Piccinni, Carmine Gazzanni, Matteo Billi and Christian Letruria, directed by Christian Letruria. In the episodes there are several exclusive interviews, such as the one with the florist of Avetrana, a key witness of the trial, who tells after years his version of the facts.

Although there have been three sentences to put the point, someone is still fighting to affirm another truth. Among them is Franco Coppi, Sabrina Misseri's lawyer, who has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights.

Sarah. La ragazza di Avetrana: release date

The four-episode docu-series will be available on Sky Documentaries from November 23 at 9:15 p.m., but will also be available on demand and streaming on NOW.