TVLine Items: Tattooist of Auschwitz Trailer, Eva Longoria Joins Only Murders and More

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is making his mark in a newly released teaser trailer for the Peacock drama, starring Harvey Keitel (Reservoir Dogs), Melanie Lynskey (Yellowjackets) and Jonah Hauer-King (World on Fire).

Based on Heather Morris’ bestselling novel, the limited series is inspired by the real-life story of Jewish Holocaust survivors Lali and Gita Sokolov. “Lali (played by Hauer-King) arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1942, and shortly after arrival, he was made one of the tätowierer (tattooists), charged to ink identification numbers onto fellow prisoners’ arms,” reads the official description. “One day, he meets Gita (Anna Próchniak) when tattooing her prisoner number on her arm. They experience love at first sight, and so begins a courageous, unforgettable, and human story. Under constant guard from a volatile Nazi SS officer Baretzki (Jonas Nay), Lali and Gita became determined to keep each other alive.”

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About 60 years later, “Lali (Keitel) meets novice writer Heather Morris (Lynskey). Recently widowed, Lali finds the courage to tell the world his story. In recounting his story to Heather, Lali, in his 80s, faces the traumatic ghosts of his youth and relives his memories of falling in love in the most horrific of places.”

The Tattooist of Auschwitz premieres with all six episodes on Thursday, May 2 on Peacock in the States and Sky Atlantic and NOW in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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* Only Murders in the Building has added Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives) to Season 4 in an undisclosed recurring role, TVLine has confirmed.

* Olivia Munn (The Newsroom) has joined Jon Hamm in the upcoming Apple TV+ drama series Your Friends and Neighbors in an undisclosed role.

* MASTERPIECE on PBS has released a new trailer for Alice & Jack, a love story spanning 15 years and starring Academy Award nominee Andrea Riseborough and Domhnall Gleeson. The series premieres Sunday, March 17 at 10/9c:

* Netflix has released a trailer for Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen, an eight-episode series starring The White Lotus’ Theo James and premiering on Thursday, March 7:

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