DNI goes “Inside the Gangsters’ Code”

Discovery Network International is to launch the five-part, NERD TV-produced series Inside the Gangsters' Code across 217 countries in February.
January 9, 2013

Discovery Network International is to launch the NERD TV-produced series Inside the Gangsters’ Code across 217 countries in February.

The 5 x 60 minutes series will follow ex-mafia street boss Lou Ferrante as he exposes the inner workings of some of the world’s most notorious gangs. Discovery Channels across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America will air the series at the end of February.

Inside the Gangsters’ Code will delve into mob life in El Salvador, the Philippines, New Mexico, Italy and Poland, with Ferrante explaining gang origins, developing networks of power, motivations and political sway. He will immerse himself in gang culture and live alongside prisoners, talk to guards, and meet top-level ‘soldiers.’

For NERD TV, Jago Lee serves as executive producer, while Elizabeth McIntyre is DNI’s commissioner and executive producer.

Inside the Gangsters’ Code offers exclusive insight into empires that operate both within and beneath the apparent culture,” said Elizabeth McIntyre, DNI’s VP for production and development of factual programming.

“The knowledge and passion, risks and challenges undertaken by Lou give a completely new perception to organized crime. We have seen in the past scripted dramas about mob life, but by exploring the operation beyond mere stereotypes, the audience gains a real and vivid understanding that spans globally.”

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