Baby (Italian TV series)

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Baby
BabyTVSeries.png
GenreTeen drama
Created by
  • Antonio Le Fosse
  • Giacomo Mazzariol
  • Marco Raspanti
  • Romolo Re Salvador
  • Eleonora Trucchi
Written by
  • Isabella Aguilar
  • Giacomo Durzi
Directed by
  • Andrea De Sica
  • Anna Negri
Starring
Country of originItaly
Original language(s)Italian
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes12 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Marco De Angelis
  • Nicola De Angelis
Producer(s)
  • Marco De Angelis
  • Nicola De Angelis
Production location(s)Rome, Italy
CinematographyStefano Falivene
Running time40–51 minutes
Production company(s)Fabula Pictures
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original release30 November 2018 (2018-11-30) –
present (present)
External links
Official website

Baby is an Italian teen drama web television series created for Netflix.[1] The first season debuted on 30 November 2018. The series follows students at an elite high school in Rome who engage in prostitution.[2][3] It is loosely based on the story of two high school girls in Rome involved in an underage prostitution ring in 2014.[4]

In December 2018, Netflix announced a second season of the series,[5] which premiered on 18 October 2019.[6] The series was renewed for a third and final season[7]

Plot[edit]

Set in an elite high school in Rome, Baby follows Chiara (Benedetta Porcaroli), a young, rich woman who is disenchanted with her privileged and too normal life. All of that changes when Chiara meets Ludovica (Alice Pagani), an impulsive troublemaker who's secretly in need of money. Partially due to desperation, partially due to boredom, Ludovica draws Chiara into the world of underage prostitution, and it's as bad of an idea as it sounds. Ludovica becomes involved with Fiore, a young man who is a part of the prostitution and cares very deeply for her, to the point where he becomes obsessed with her. Chiara pursues a relationship with Damiano, the new kid and son of a senator while hiding her secret life.

Cast and characters[edit]

  • Benedetta Porcaroli as Chiara Altieri, a high school girl who lives a double life, Ludovica, Fabio and Camilla's best friend, Niccoló's former lover and Damiano's girlfriend
  • Alice Pagani as Ludovica Storti, a loner high school girl who meets Chiara and introduces her to the world of prostitution, Chiara's best friend
  • Riccardo Mandolini as Damiano Younes, Chiara's troubled boyfriend
  • Chabeli Sastre Gonzalez as Camilla Govender Rossi, Chiara and Fabio's best friend, Niccolò's sister
  • Brando Pacitto as Fabio Fedeli, Chiara and Camilla's best friend
  • Lorenzo Zurzolo as Niccolò Govender Rossi, Chiara's former lover, Camilla's brother, Virginia's boyfriend
  • Galatea Ranzi as Elsa
  • Tommaso Ragno as Director Fedeli
  • Massimo Poggio as Arturo Altieri
  • Mehdì Nebbou as Khalid Younes
  • Giuseppe Maggio as Fiore
  • Mirko Trovato as Brando
  • Federica Lucaferri as Virginia
  • Beatrice Bartoni as Vanessa
  • Marjo Berasategui as Camilla's mom
  • Isabella Ferrari as Simonetta
  • Claudia Pandolfi as Monica
  • Paolo Calabresi as Saverio

Episodes[edit]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
1630 November 2018 (2018-11-30)
2618 October 2019 (2019-10-18)

Season 1 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleEnglish titleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"Superpoteri""Superpowers"Andrea De SicaIsabella Aguilar30 November 2018 (2018-11-30)
22"Burattino""Puppet"Andrea De SicaGiacomo Durzi30 November 2018 (2018-11-30)
33"#Friendzone""#Friendzone"Andrea De SicaGrams30 November 2018 (2018-11-30)
44"Emma""Emma"Anna NegriGrams30 November 2018 (2018-11-30)
55"L'ultimo scatto""The Last Shot"Anna NegriGrams30 November 2018 (2018-11-30)
66"#Love""#Love"Andrea De SicaIsabella Aguilar, Giacomo Durzi and Grams30 November 2018 (2018-11-30)

Season 2 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleEnglish titleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [8]
71"#justagame""#justagame"Andrea De SicaGrams18 October 2019 (2019-10-18)
82"Rilancio""The Offer"Andrea De SicaGrams18 October 2019 (2019-10-18)
93"Fantasmi""Ghosts"Letizia LamartireGrams18 October 2019 (2019-10-18)
104"Obbligo o verità""Truth or Dare"Letizia LamartireGrams18 October 2019 (2019-10-18)
115"Vicolo cieco""Dead End"Andrea De SicaGrams18 October 2019 (2019-10-18)
126"Baby""Baby"Andrea De SicaGrams18 October 2019 (2019-10-18)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vivarelli, Nick (27 November 2018). "Netflix Unveils Italian Original 'Baby,' Based on Real-Life Teen Prostitution Scandal". Variety. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Baby su Netflix dal 30 novembre: Il primo teaser trailer". ComingSoon.it (in Italian). Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Yes, Netflix's "Baby" Does Just End Like That". Refinery29. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  4. ^ Tannenbaum, Emily (3 December 2018). "The True Story Behind Netflix's 'Baby' Is Even More Disturbing Than the Show". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  5. ^ Netflix Italy [@NetflixIT] (21 December 2018). "La stagione 2 di #BabyNetflix arriva prossimamente. Il rewatch della prima può iniziare subito.pic.twitter.com/lsjIXq9DWz" (Tweet) (in Italian). Retrieved 23 January 2019 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ Schaffstall, Katherine (30 September 2019). "Netflix's New Releases Coming in October 2019". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  7. ^ @NetflixIT (November 13, 2019). "Nessun segreto è più al sicuro. 🤫💕 Baby 3, la stagione finale, in arrivo prossimamente. #BabyNetflix" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  8. ^ "Baby – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved October 2, 2019.

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