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Where to Watch The Tattooist of Auschwitz, A Love Story In Dire Circumstances

The improbable story of love and hope during the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, promises to be must-watch TV this May.

By Grace Jidoun

There’s no shortage of impactful movies about the Holocaust, but Peacock’s fascinating and harrowing tale of falling in love in Auschwitz has got to be one of the most interesting despite the horrific setting. If you’re wondering where to watch the six-episode original series, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, we’ve got all the details — and the many reasons why you should catch this story of love and hope in a time of despair.

RELATED: The Tattooist of Auschwitz Teaser Trailer Showcases Heart-Wrenching Love Story

Where to Watch Tattooist of Auschwitz?

Jonah Hauer-King in The Tattooist Of Auschwitz

You can watch the entire original limited series on Thursday, May 2, when all six episodes will be released at once on Peacock in the U.S.

British Sky Atlantic will stream the series on NOW for those in the UK and Ireland, Italy, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

What is The Tattooist of Auschwitz about?

Lali Sokolov in The Tattooist Of Auschwitz

The Tattooist of Auschwitz brings to the small screen the story told in the 2018 bestselling novel of the same name by Australian author Heather Morris. We learn about the incredible real-life journey of prisoner Lale Sokolov (Lali), who was forced to work as a “tätowierer” — the person who tattooed serial numbers into the arms of prisoners at the cruel behest of the Nazis. Shortly after he arrives at the notorious concentration camp, young Lali (played by Jonah Hauer-King) falls in love with Gita (played by Anna Próchniak) while tattooing a prisoner number on her arm. The two become determined to keep each other alive — against all odds.

The limited series interweaves Lali’s time as a young prisoner at the peak of WWII with scenes of him as an older man (portrayed by the legendary Harvey Keitel). Sixty years after his imprisonment, Lali ultimately finds the courage to share his haunting memories of falling in love in one of the deadliest places on earth. The author he told his story to is played by Melanie Lynskey, who you may recognize from The Last of Us, Yellowjackets and Two and a Half Men. Jonas Nay of the German TV series Deutschland 83 portrays real-life SS Officer Stefan Baretzki.

Watch the trailer ahead of time

Heather Morris and Lali Sokolov in The Tattooist Of Auschwitz

The teaser trailer (above) features a grand original score from Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer and Kara Talve, an appropriate backdrop for Lali and Gita as they navigate the horrors of internment together.

While the scenes of Auschwitz-Birkenau feel chillingly authentic, the filmmakers did not use the actual location, which is now a World Heritage Site and a museum dedicated to honoring the memory of the 1.1 million people who died there. The filmmakers recreated the camp in Slovakia, Lali’s birthplace. The remarkable world-building and attention to detail is one of the many reasons why this will be must-watch TV in May.

Directed and co-executive-produced by Tali Shalom-Ezer, with producers and writers Jacquelin Perske and Evan Placey, the series is a co-production between Sky Studios and Peacock.

Watch The Tattooist of Auschwitz on Peacock starting May 2.