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[04/30/20 - 08:02 AM]
HBO and RAI Renew "My Brilliant Friend" for a Third Season
Season three will be based on "Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay," Elena Ferrante's third book in the series.

[03/15/20 - 05:56 PM]
Video: HBO - What's New in 2020
The pay channel details its current and upcoming programming for the rest of 2020.

[02/20/20 - 07:58 AM]
Video: "My Brilliant Friend" Season 2 - Official Trailer - HBO
Season two, based on the second of Elena Ferrante's bestselling Neapolitan novels, premieres March 16 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/31/20 - 09:00 AM]
"My Brilliant Friend: The Story of a New Name," Based on the Second Book in Elena Ferrante's Quadrilogy, Debuts March 16
The new season of the HBO series follows Elena and Lila's journey into adulthood as they weather romance, heartbreak, success and betrayal.

[01/15/20 - 12:00 PM]
HBO and Cinemax Programming Overview - WarnerMedia TCA Winter 2020
The company recaps its current and upcoming projects to date.

[01/24/19 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 24
Updates include: FOX greenlights a pair of comedy pilots; Netflix eyes "Resident Evil" TV series; and NBC orders new pilot for "Friends-in-Law" comedy.

[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 2021 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
11/18/18 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2021/2022 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (??? episodes)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2020-21 season (the show's third) on 4/30/20
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO Max's web site, May 2020) Adapted from the first book in Elena Ferrante's acclaimed "Neapolitan Novels," this drama series follows Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman who discovers the most important friend in her life, Raffaella "Lila" Cerullo, has disappeared. An author immersed in a house full of books, Elena starts writing the story of her and Lila's tempestuous friendship.
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