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May 30, 2022 View:

Film company District 33 announces Burgundy wine TV series

Earlier this month, Landmark Studio Group and film company District 33 announced that they will soon begin production on a television series about Burgundy wines.

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The TV series is called "Shadows in the Vineyard", based on Maximillian Potter's novel of the same name, with a storyline based on a real-life case that happened at Château de la Romanée-Conti, about a blackmail case in Burgundy in 2010, and will star Noah Wyle and Judith Light.

In 2010, Aubert de Villaine, co-owner of Château Romanée-Conti, received an anonymous letter threatening to poison the grapes in the estate's acclaimed and highly prized grand cruopole vineyard unless a ransom of one million euros was paid.

What follows is a primetime worthy saga that will unfold at the Cote d'Or.

Of the shooting schedule, Landmark Studio co-producer David Ozer said, Maximillian Potter's stories often have a lot going on. It's a mystery and a love letter to Burgundy. It's a story of hope, of light triumphing over darkness.

The producers also said the story will explore the transformative experience journalist Potter gained during his time in Burgundy researching the story and his newfound emotions about wine.

The series is scheduled to begin filming in Europe in early 2021, and although the exact location has not yet been determined, the producers say that their ideal location would be locally in Burgundy.

Photo courtesy of: Le Wine Guest

Maximillian Potter, author of the novel of the same name, will revisit the story with a script written by John Newman, writer of the TV series Get Shorty, and Peter Cambor from the film company District 33. Head of the film company District 33, his team wants to involve as many local people from the DRC and Burgundy as possible.

In this case, the people of Burgundy have experienced real trauma in many ways, and we want to respect that," the director said.

However, representatives of Château Romanée-Conti declined to comment on the matter.

According to the head of the film company District 33, wine will be at the heart of the show and the team will turn to professional wine consultants to make sure every element is right.