Renewed: My Brilliant Friend
Acclaimed period drama of an enduring friendship between two women gets a third season.
Acclaimed period drama My Brilliant Friend has been renewed for a third season by HBO and Italian broadcast network Rai.
The series, based on Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels, tells the story of an enduring friendship between two women, played by Gaia Girace and Margherita Mazzucco, amongst others.
The third season will be based on the third book in the series, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay.
“Bringing Elena Ferrante’s exquisite work to life has been such a joy and privilege,” Francesca Orsi, executive vice president HBO Programming, said Thursday in a statement. “The fact that viewers and critics alike have continued to embrace Elena and Lila’s story makes it all the more gratifying, and we thank the entire team led by Saverio Costanzo for their outstanding work on the second season. We cannot wait to tell the next chapter of Elena and Lila’s lives and friendship.”
Rai head of drama Eleonora Andreatta added, “Meeting with success among the Italian and international audience, the great challenge of My Brilliant Friend continues with Rai and HBO announcing the third season, fortifying the ambition to create a complex story and bring the Italian imagination to the world, always keeping the lived experience of our country at the center of the narrative. The success of the second series has confirmed the power of Elena Ferrante’s story and its capacity to become a compelling serial loved worldwide with the richness and charm of Saverio Costanzo’s direction.”
My Brilliant Friend screens in Australia on FOX Showcase.
Source: Hollywood Reporter