Thursday, April 30, 2020

HBO and RAI Renew 'My Brilliant Friend' for Season 3

HBO and RAI have today renewed their original drama series My Brilliant Friend for a third season. The drama will return with a new season based on Elena Ferrante's third book in the bestselling series Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Starring Margherita Mazzucco and Gaia Girace, the drama follows Elena and Lila's journey into adulthood as they weather romance, heartbreak, success and betrayal.

Saverio Costanzo created and directs the drama. He executive produces with Paolo Sorrentino, Jennifer Schuur, Elena Ferrante, Francesco Piccolo, Laura Paolucci, Lorenzo Mieli, Mario Gianani and Domenico Procacci. The Apartment, Wildside and Fandango Productions produce.

"Bringing Elena Ferrante's exquisite work to life has been such a joy and privilege," said Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming. "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."

"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," added Eleonora Andreatta, Head of Drama, RAI. "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."