Critically-acclaimed Italian drama My Brilliant Friend has been renewed for a second season.
The HBO – RAI production is based on is based on the first book in Elena Ferrante’s best-selling book of the same name, Season 2 will be based on “The Story of a New Name,” her second book in the 4 part series.
Filmed in Italian, with newcomers Elisa Del Genio and Ludovica Nasti, the series has won glowing reviews, at 94% on Rotten Tomatoes (and 96% with audiences).
“We’re thrilled that Elena Ferrante’s epic story has resonated so powerfully with viewers and critics, and we look forward to the continuing journey of Elena and Lila,” said Casey Bloys, president of HBO Programming.
“RAI is deeply proud of the extraordinary success of My Brilliant Friend,” said Fabrizio Salini, RAI CEO. It’s an important milestone that confirms our commitment to focusing on international co-production, as well as on the value of Italian talent.”
It screens in Australia through FOX Showcase.