HBO and RAI have renewed their drama series “My Brilliant Friend” for a second season ahead of the show’s first season finale airing next week.
The show is based on Elena Ferrante’s bestselling book of the same name which is the first of a four-part series. Season two will be based on the second book in the series “The Story of a New Name”.
“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.
Elisa Del Genio and Ludovica Nasti play the child while Margherita Mazzucco and Gaia Girace portray the teenage versions of the characters.