Meaww: ‘My Brilliant Friend’: The harrowing tale of friendship has been renewed to follow up on Elena Ferrante’s second book in the series

Following Lila and Lenu’s years in the neighborhood as teenagers, the sequel will pick up from the two growing up to be women.

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Barnana Sarkar – Dec 5, 2018

HBO and RAI have renewed the drama series ‘My Brilliant Friend’ for a second season, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming and Fabrizio Salini, RAI CEO. The eight-episode first season of the show is based on Elena Ferrante’s bestselling book of the same name, which is the first of her four-part series published in the US by Europa Editions. Season two will be based on ‘The Story of a New Name’, her second book in the series.

“We’re thrilled that Elena Ferrante’s epic story has resonated so powerfully with viewers and critics, and we look forward to the continuing journey of Elena and Lila,” said Bloys. “RAI is deeply proud of the extraordinary success of My Brilliant Friend. It’s an important milestone that confirms our commitment to focusing on international co-production, as well as on the value of Italian talent,” said Salini. “We are profoundly proud that this story will continue to captivate audiences worldwide,” adds Lorenzo Mieli, CEO of Wildside and a producer of the series, along with Mario Gianani and Domenico Procacci. “We are even prouder that this result was achieved through the creativity, vision and passionate commitment of an extraordinarily talented team of Italian professionals, led by Saverio Costanzo.”