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Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels are coming to TV

Rob Moran

Those books you’ve spent the past few summers yelling at friends about? They’re now coming to a TV near you.

Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels – the bestselling series following the lifelong drama between friends Lenu and Lila, penned by the enigmatic Italian author – is currently being adapted into a TV series by FremantleMedia and Italian company Wildside.

In some relief for anxious uberfans, theHollywood Reporter notes that Ferrante herself “will be involved in the series” and that it will be shot in Italy and aired over four eight-episode seasons.

Exciting news or nervous trepidation? You guys decide.

In the meantime, let the debates begin: