My Brilliant Friend, the TV show based on Elena Ferrante’s bestselling Neapolitan novels, will air in Australia on the 20th of November, on Foxtel Showcase!
Made by HBO, My Brilliant Fiend is filmed in Italy, with actors speaking in the Napolitano dialect. It will be aired with English subtitles and the first season will consist of 8 episodes.
Watch the trailer below!
The Neapolitan Novels are a 4-part series of books that took the world by storm in a big way. With the release of the first book in 2012, it soon seemed like everyone on the planet was caught in the grips of this incredibly compelling and wildly popular series. A true literary sensation, the series began with My Brilliant Friend, and continued with The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay and The Story of the Lost Child.
The series follows the lives of two girls – Elena Greco and Raffaella “Lila” Cerullo – from childhood, through adulthood and into old age. Covering a 50 year time period, it is set in Naples beginning in the 1950s. Given how beloved these books are, there is a lot of excitement about the TV show.
Check out some stills from the upcoming TV show below:
The show will air on Foxtel Showcase on the 20th of November.
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My Brilliant Friend
The Neapolitan Novels : Book 1
The story of Elena and Lila begins in a poor but vibrant neighbourhood on the outskirts of Naples. The two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else, sometimes to their own detriment, as each discovers more about who she is and suffers or delights in the throes of their intense friendship.
There is a piercing honesty about Ferrante's prose that makes My Brilliant Friend a compulsively readable portrait of two young women, and also the story of a neighbourhood, a city and a country.
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