'The Last Panthers' Producers Invent a New Genre: Operatic Realism

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Sky TV's 6-part series The Last Panthers tells the story of a complicated diamond heist that runs the breadth of the European Union.

“We almost had to invent a genre for it – we called it 'operatic realism,'" producer Peter Carlton tells Televisual. "People think authentic as meaning gritty – but it isn’t gritty, it is real. It is very stylized and has a very particular look – the color palette is controlled but is driven from real places.”