Magazine article Screen International

HBO, RAI Line Up 'My Brilliant Friend'

Magazine article Screen International

HBO, RAI Line Up 'My Brilliant Friend'

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HBO and Italian broadcaster RAI are set to begin production on My Brilliant Friend this summer.

The original drama series is an eight-episode show adapted from Elena Ferrante's book of the same name, the first of her four-part series.

The story, set in Naples, centres on Elena Greco, an elderly woman who begins to write the story of her 60-year friendship with Lila who seems to have disappeared without a trace.

Saverio Costanzo is set to direct all eight episodes from an adapted screenplay by Ferrante, Francesco Piccolo, Laura Paolucci and Saverio Costanzo. The series will be filmed in Italian.

Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani produce for Wildside, while Domenico Procacci produces for Fandango. Jennifer Schuur serves as executive producer for Wildside and Fandango.

"We are thrilled to partner with Wildside, Rai and Fandango to bring the powerful, epic storytelling of Elena Ferrante and her Neapolitan Novels to life," Casey Bloys, president of HBO programming, said. …

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