HBO has released the official trailer for its limited series “My Brilliant Friend” from Italian filmmaker Saverio Costanzo and based on the bestselling book of the same name by Elena Ferrante.
The story chronicles how the life-long friendship between two girls evolves over the course of time starting in the dangerous and fascinating city of Naples in 1950. Their story goes on to cover more than 60 years of their lives as she tries to describe the mystery of Lila, her best friend and her worst enemy.
Casting for the show took place over a period of eight months, with almost 9,000 children and 500 adults from all over Campania auditioning. Elisa Del Genio and Ludovica Nasti were chosen to portray the two lead roles of Elena and Lila as young children.