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[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 Monday, March 16
BROADCAST HISTORY:
11/18/18 - ???
STATUS:
returning this spring (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (8 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, January 2020) Based on Elena Ferrante's second book of her four-part series, MY BRILLIANT FRIEND: THE STORY OF A NEW NAME, debuting MONDAY, MARCH 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), follows Elena and Lila's journey into adulthood as they weather romance, heartbreak, success and betrayal. The series will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners' streaming platforms. This season begins where the first season left off, with Lila newly - and unhappily - married to upper crust grocer Stefano Carracci (Giovanni Amura) and Elena (Margherita Mazzucco) unsure of her future, both romantically and academically. Believing she lost her own identity when she took her husband's name, Lila (Gaia Girace) is defiant in her marriage as their world continues to orbit around the Solara family, while model student Elena comes to realize that she is not happy inside or outside her neighborhood. During a holiday in Ischia, the two girls reunite with their old childhood acquaintance Nino Sarratore (Francesco Serpico), now a university student with great expectations. The seemingly random encounter will forever change the nature of their bond, projecting the girls into two completely different worlds. Lila becomes a skillful sales assistant in the elegant shoe shop in central Naples owned by the powerful Solara family, and Elena obstinately continues her studies as she prepares to attend university in Pisa. As their worlds expand and they're forced to deal with more adult and complex problems, Elena and Lila fight to find their place in the rapidly changing Italy of the 60s, while their fraught relationship continues to vacillate between love and contempt.
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