Today we announce the new cast members and release a first look image from the fourth and final season of the drama series My Brilliant Friend, currently in production in Italy. This season, which adds Alba Rohrwacher as Elena Greco, Irene Maiorino as Lila Cerullo and Fabrizio Gifuni as Nino Sarratore, to the cast, is based on The Story Of The Lost Child, Ferrante’s fourth and final book of the quadrilogy published in the US by Europa Editions and is a The Apartment, Fremantle Italy, Wildside and Fandango production, with Lorenzo Mieli producing for Fremantle Italy, The Apartment and Wildside (both Fremantle companies) and Domenico Procacci producing for Fandango, in collaboration with Rai Fiction and HBO Entertainment.
My Brilliant Friend is the tale of Elena Greco and the most important friend in her life. She met Raffaella Cerullo, whom she has always called Lila, in the first year of primary school in 1950. Set in a dangerous and fascinating Naples, their story goes on to cover more than 60 years of their lives and explores the mystery of Lila, Elena’s brilliant friend and – in a way – both her best friend and her worst enemy.
AV Club called Season 3 of My Brilliant Friend, “ambitious,” “artful,” and “absorbing,” while the Washington Post hailed it as “brilliant television.” Vogue claimed there is “simply no more beautifully produced series on TV right now” and this season is “the best yet.”
My Brilliant Friend is created by Saverio Costanzo. An HBO-RAI Series, the fourth season is based on the bestselling novel My Brilliant Friend: The Story Of The Lost Child, the fourth book of the quadrilogy by Elena Ferrante published in the U.S. by Europa Editions; a The Apartment, Fremantle Italy, Wildside and Fandango Production; Produced by Lorenzo Mieli for Fremantle Italy, The Apartment and Wildside (both Fremantle companies) and by Domenico Procacci for Fandango. In collaboration with Rai Fiction and HBO Entertainment.
The story and screenplays are by Elena Ferrante, Francesco Piccolo, Laura Paolucci and Saverio Costanzo. This season is directed by Laura Bispuri and executive produced by Saverio Costanzo, Paolo Sorrentino, Jennifer Schuur, Elena Recchia and Guido De Laurentiis. The critically acclaimed, global hit drama has traveled to over 170 territories.
We will distribute the fourth and final season, in association with Rai Com.