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17th May 2022

The Tattooist of Auschwitz to be made into TV drama

Ellen Fitzpatrick

So much to come.

The bestselling novel The Tattooist of Auschwitz is set to be adapted into a new TV drama, Sky has announced.

The novel was written by New Zealand author Heather Morris and released back in 2018, telling the story of Slovakian Jew Lale Sokolov who was imprisoned at Auschwitz in 1942.

The story follows him falling in love with a girl he is tattooing at the concentration camp at the height of World War Two.

The new adaptation will be six episodes long and will tell of the love story as Sokolov meets Gita as she is standing in line waiting to have her identification number tattooed on her arm.

The news was announced by the TV broadcaster at their Up Next 2022 event.

The broadcaster also announced there were three new comedies set to feature on the channel starring some of the UK’s biggest talent.

Romesh Ranganathan and Katherine Ryan will be staring in Romantic Getaway, the story of a couple desperate to have a baby but have run out of money for IVF and decide to “borrow” £50,000 from their rich boss.