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[12/04/18 - 08:04 AM]
HBO and RAI Renew "My Brilliant Friend" for a Second Season
Season two will be based on "The Story of a New Name," Elena Ferrante's second book in the series.

[10/04/18 - 12:15 PM]
HBO/Cinemax Programming Overview - Fall 2018
The company recaps its plans for the rest of the year and beyond.

[09/13/18 - 12:12 PM]
"My Brilliant Friend" Debuts Sunday, Nov. 18 on HBO
The eight-episode series will run Sundays and Mondays at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/25/18 - 09:05 AM]
HBO, Rai Fiction and TIMVISION Series "My Brilliant Friend," Directed by Saverio Costanzo, Debuts This Fall
Casting for the show took place over a period of eight months, with almost 9,000 children and 500 adults from all over Campania auditioning.

[03/14/18 - 09:02 AM]
First Official Images from the HBO, Rai Fiction and TIMvision Series "My Brilliant Friend," Directed by Saverio Costanzo, Are Released
Newcomers Elisa Del Genio and Ludovica Nasti were chosen to portray the two lead roles of Elena and Lila as young children.

[01/12/18 - 12:40 PM]
HBO/Cinemax Programming Overview - Winter 2018
The company recaps its plans for the rest of the year and beyond.

[07/26/17 - 03:10 PM]
HBO/Cinemax Programming Overview - Summer 2017
The company recaps its plans for the rest of the year and beyond.

[03/30/17 - 08:00 AM]
HBO-RAI Original Drama Series "My Brilliant Friend," Based on the Bestselling Book by Elena Ferrante, to Begin Production This Summer
The eight-episode drama series comes from Saverio Costanzo ("Private," "The Solitude of Prime Numbers," "Hungry Hearts"), who directs all eight episodes.







MY BRILLIANT FRIEND (HBO)
Returns in TBA 2019 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
11/18/18 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2019/2020 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2019-20 season (the show's second) on 12/4/18
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, December 2018) HBO and RAI have renewed the drama series MY BRILLIANT FRIEND for a second season, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming and Fabrizio Salini, RAI CEO. The eight-episode first season of the show is based on Elena Ferrante's bestselling book of the same name, which is the first of her four-part series published in the U.S. by Europa Editions. Season two will be based on "The Story of a New Name," her second book in the series. "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 Bloys. "RAI is deeply proud of the extraordinary success of MY BRILLIANT FRIEND. It's an important milestone that confirms our commitment to focusing on international co-production, as well as on the value of Italian talent," said Salini. "We are profoundly proud that this story will continue to captivate audiences worldwide," adds Lorenzo Mieli, CEO of Wildside and a producer of the series, along with Mario Gianani and Domenico Procacci. "We are even prouder that this result was achieved through the creativity, vision and passionate commitment of an extraordinary talented team of Italian professionals, led by Saverio Costanzo." MY BRILLIANT FRIEND is the tale of Elena Greco and the most important friend in her life. She met Raffaella Cerullo, whom she has always called Lila, in the first year of primary school in 1950. Set in a dangerous and fascinating Naples, their story goes on to cover more than 60 years of their lives and explores the mystery of Lila, Elena's brilliant friend and - in a way - both her best friend and her worst enemy.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Elisa Del Genio as Elena
· Ludovica Nasti as Lila
CREW INFORMATION:
· Domenico Procacci as PROD
· Elena Ferrante as BOOK/WRTR
· Francesco Piccolo as WRTR
· Jennifer Schuur as EP
· Laura Paolucci as WRTR
· Lorenzo Mieli as PROD
· Mario Gianani as PROD
· Saverio Costanzo as DIR/WRTR
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Fandango
· Umedia Productions
· Wildside