Deadline Hollywood: ‘My Brilliant Friend’ Renewed For Season 2 By HBO & RAI

HBO and RAI have ordered a second season of the critically praised series My Brilliant Friend.

On Deadline Hollywood

Denise Petski – Dec 4, 2018

The eight-episode first season is based on Elena Ferrante’s bestselling book of the same name, which is the first of her four-part series published in the U.S. by Europa Editions. Season 2 will be based on The Story of a New Name, her second book in the series. A start date for production has not yet been announced.

“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 Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming, in announcing the news Tuesday.

“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 Fabrizio Salini, RAI CEO.

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