TV Week: HBO Series Gets Season Two Renewal

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Dec 4, 2018

A series that premiered last month on HBO has received a pickup from the pay-cable channel for season two. Variety reports that HBO, along with Italian broadcaster RAI, renewed the drama “My Brilliant Friend.”

“The eight-episode first season of the show is based on Elena Ferrante’s best-selling book of the same name, which is the first of her four-part series published in the U.S. by Europa Editions,” Variety notes. “Season 2 will be based on ‘The Story of a New Name,’ her second book in the series.”

Casey Bloys, president of HBO Programming, commented: “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.”

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