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Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan series being adapted into TV show


The acclaimed Neapolitan series from author Elena Ferrante is making its way to TV in a new series from Wildside and Fandango Productions.

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The adaptation will somewhat follow the structure of the book series, with four seasons comprised of eight episodes each adapting the entirety of their story, which began with My Brilliant Friend (2011). The series concludes with 2015’s The Story of the Lost Child, named one of the best 10 books of the year by The New York Times.

“I’m confident that together with Wildside we can realize something great, very respectful of Ferrante’s work and our Italian culture and, at the same time, with real international appeal,” Domenicao Procacci, the CEO of Italian production company Fandango, said in a stattement.

Ferrante, which is a pen name for the unknown author, will be involved with the project’s development.