My Brilliant Friend (TV series)

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My Brilliant Friend
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GenreDrama
Coming-of-age[1]
Created bySaverio Costanzo
Based onNeapolitan Novels
by Elena Ferrante
Written by
Directed by
Starring
  • Elisa Del Genio
  • Ludovica Nasti
  • Anna Rita Vitolo
  • Luca Gallone
  • Imma Villa
  • Antonio Milo
  • Alessio Gallo
  • Valentina Acca
  • Antonio Buonanno
  • Dora Romano
  • Antonio Pennarella
  • Nunzia Schiano
  • Gaia Girace
  • Margherita Mazzucco
  • Giovanni Amura
  • Gennaro De Stefano
  • Francesco Serpico
  • Federica Sollazzo
  • Clotilde Sabatino
  • Ulrike Migliaresi
  • Christian Giroso
  • Eduardo Scarpetta
  • Giovanni Buselli
  • Giovanni Cannata
  • Francesco Russo
  • Bruno Orlando
  • Daria Deflorian
  • Matteo Cecchi
Narrated byAlba Rohrwacher
Composer(s)Max Richter
Country of origin
  • Italy
  • United States
Original language(s)Neapolitan
Italian
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes16 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Luigi Marinello
  • Sara Polese
  • Laura Paolucci
Production location(s)
Cinematography
Editor(s)
  • Francesca Calvelli
  • Carlotta Cristiani
Camera setupLuigi Andrei
Running time53–64 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor
Release
Original network
First shown in
  • United States (season 1)
  • Italy (season 2)
Original releaseNovember 18, 2018 (2018-11-18) –
present (present)
External links
Website

My Brilliant Friend (Italian: L'amica geniale) is an Italian- and Neapolitan-language coming-of-age drama television series created by Saverio Costanzo for HBO, RAI and TIMvision. Named after the first of four novels in the Neapolitan Novels series by Elena Ferrante, it is set to adapt the entire literary work over four eight-episode seasons.[2] The series is a co-production between Italian production companies Wildside, Fandango, The Apartment, Mowe and international film group Umedia.

The first season premiered on HBO on November 18, 2018 and on Rai 1 and TIMvision on November 27, 2018.[3][4] A second season, based on Ferrante's second Neapolitan Novel and titled My Brilliant Friend: The Story of a New Name (Italian: L'amica geniale - Storia del nuovo cognome), was confirmed in December 2018,[5] and premiered on Rai 1 on February 10, 2020, and on HBO on March 16, 2020.[6][7] The first two episodes of the second season were released in Italian cinemas from January 27 to 29, 2020.[6]

On April 30, 2020, the series was renewed for a third season, to be based on the third novel in the series, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay.[8]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Elisa Del Genio (season 1, guest season 2) and Margherita Mazzucco as Elena "Lenù" Greco,[9] a girl from a poor neighbourhood in the outskirts of 1950s Naples. Alba Rohrwacher narrates the events of the series from the point of view of adult Elena Greco. The character is also portrayed by Elisabetta De Palo (guest season 1) as a senior, and by Ingrid Del Genio (guest season 1) as a very young child.
  • Ludovica Nasti (season 1, guest season 2) and Gaia Girace as Raffaella "Lila" Cerullo,[9] Elena's best friend and, later, Stefano Carracci's wife
  • Anna Rita Vitolo as Immacolata Greco, Elena's mother
  • Luca Gallone as Vittorio Greco, a porter and Elena's father
  • Imma Villa as Manuela Solara, Silvio Solara's wife
  • Antonio Milo as Silvio Solara, owner of the Bar Solara (season 1; recurring season 2)
  • Adriano Tammaro (recurring season 1) and Alessio Gallo (season 2; recurring season 1) as Michele Solara, Silvio and Manuela's son
  • Valentina Acca as Nunzia Cerullo, Lila's mother
  • Antonio Buonanno as Fernando Cerullo, a shoemaker and Lila's father
  • Dora Romano as Miss Oliviero, Elena and Lila's elementary school teacher (seasons 1–2)
  • Antonio Pennarella as Don Achille Carracci, the local mobster (season 1)
  • Nunzia Schiano as Nella Incardo, Miss Oliviero's cousin
  • Kristijan Di Giacomo (recurring season 1) and Giovanni Amura (season 2; recurring season 1) as Stefano Carracci, Don Achille Carracci's son and, later, Lila's husband
  • Tommaso Rusciano (recurring season 1) and Gennaro De Stefano (season 2; recurring season 1) as Rino Cerullo, Lila's older brother and, later, Pinuccia's husband
  • Alessandro Nardi (guest season 1) and Francesco Serpico (season 2; recurring season 1) as Nino Sarratore, Donato and Lidia's son
  • Giuliana Tramontano (recurring season 1) and Federica Sollazzo (season 2; recurring season 1) as Pinuccia Carracci, Don Achille's daughter and, later, Rino's wife
  • Anna Redi (recurring season 1) and Clotilde Sabatino (season 2) as Professor Galiani, Elena's high school teacher
  • Lucia Manfuso (recurring season 1) and Ulrike Migliaresi (season 2; recurring season 1) as Ada Cappuccio, Melina Cappuccio's daughter
  • Domenico Cuomo (recurring season 1) and Christian Giroso (season 2; recurring season 1) as Antonio Cappuccio, Melina Cappuccio's son
  • Francesco Catena (recurring season 1) and Eduardo Scarpetta (season 2; recurring season 1) as Pasquale Peluso, Alfredo and Giuseppina's son
  • Vincenzo Vaccaro (recurring season 1) and Giovanni Buselli (season 2; recurring season 1) as Enzo Scanno, Nicola and Assunta's son
  • Giovanni Cannata as Armando Galiani, Professor Galiani's son (season 2)
  • Francesco Russo as Bruno Soccavo, Nino's friend (season 2)
  • Bruno Orlando as Franco Mari, Elena's first boyfriend in Pisa (season 2)
  • Daria Deflorian as Adele Airota, Pietro Airota's mother (season 2)
  • Matteo Cecchi as Pietro Airota, Elena's second boyfriend in Pisa (season 2)

Recurring[edit]

The Grecos
  • Emanuele Nocerino (season 1), Matteo Castaldo (seasons 1–2) and Daniele Cacciatore (guest season 2) as Peppe Greco, Elena's younger brother
  • Thomas Noioso (season 1), Raffaele Nocerino (seasons 1–2) and Davide De Lucia (guest season 2) as Gianni Greco, Elena's younger brother
  • Sara Mauriello (season 1), Cristina Fraticola (seasons 1–2) and Gaia Buongiovanni (guest season 2) as Elisa Greco, Elena's younger sister
The Carraccis
  • Sarah Falanga as Maria Carracci, Don Achille's wife
  • Valerio Laviano Saggese (season 1) and Fabrizio Cottone as Alfonso Carracci, Don Achille's son
  • Daniel Campagna (guest season 2) and Giuseppe Cortese (guest season 2) as Gennaro Carracci, Lila's son
The Pelusos
  • Gennaro Canonico as Alfredo Peluso, a highly skilled carpenter (season 1)
  • Lia Zinno as Giuseppina Peluso, Alfredo's wife (seasons 1–2)
  • Francesca Bellamoli (season 1) and Francesca Pezzella as Carmela Peluso, Alfredo and Giuseppina's daughter
The Cappuccios
  • Pina Di Gennaro as Melina Cappuccio, a crazy widow
The Sarratores
  • Emanuele Valenti as Donato Sarratore, a train controller
  • Fabrizia Sacchi as Lidia Sarratore, Donato's wife
  • Cristina Magnotti (season 1) and Miriam D'Angelo as Marisa Sarratore, Donato and Lidia's daughter
  • Michele Di Costanzo (guest season 1) and Catello Buonomo (season 2; guest season 1) as Pino Sarratore, Donato and Lidia's son
  • Federica Guarino (guest season 1) and Federica Barbuto (season 2; guest season 1) as Clelia Sarratore, Donato and Lidia's daughter
  • Gioele Maddi (guest season 1) and Mattia Iapigio (season 2; guest season 1) as Ciro Sarratore, Donato and Lidia's son
The Scannos
  • Ciro Pugliese as Nicola Scanno, a greengrocer (season 1)
  • Marina Cioppa as Assunta Scanno, Nicola's wife (season 1)
The Solaras
  • Pietro Vuolo (season 1) and Elvis Esposito as Marcello Solara, Manuela and Silvio's son
The Spagnuolos
  • Mimmo Ruggiero as Mr. Spagnuolo, pastry chef at Bar Solara (season 1; guest season 2)
  • Patrizia Di Martino as Rosa Spagnuolo, his wife (season 1; guest season 2)
  • Alice D'Antonio (season 1) and Rosaria Langellotto as Gigliola Spagnuolo, their daughter
Others
  • Valentina Arena as Jolanda, a stationer (season 1; guest season 2)
  • Vittorio Viviani as Mr. Ferraro, the librarian and an elementary school teacher (season 1)
  • Riccardo Palmieri as Gino, Elena's classmate and first boyfriend
  • Sergio Basile as Professor Gerace, Elena's high school teacher (season 1)
  • Giorgia Gargano as Nadia Galiani, Professor Galiani's daughter (season 2)

Guests[edit]

  • Antonio Maglione as Alfonso, a friend of Vittorio Greco's (season 1)
  • Enrico D'Errico as Pier Paolo Pasolini (season 2)
  • Giustiniano Alpi as Rolando Berti (season 2)
  • Alessandro Bertoncini as Carlo Fortini (season 2)
  • Francesco Saggiomo as Dino Cerullo, Rino and Pinuccia's son (season 2)
  • Ilaria Zanotti as Giulia Cristaldi (season 2)
  • Maria Rosaria Bozzon as Titina, Gennaro's baby sitter (season 2)
  • Giulia Mazzarino as Maria Rosa Airota, Pietro's sister (season 2)
  • Maurizio Tabani as Professor Tarratano, a critic (season 2)
  • Gabriele Vacis as Guido Airota, Pietro's father (season 2)

Episodes[edit]

SeasonSubtitleEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
18November 18, 2018 (2018-11-18) (HBO)
November 27, 2018 (2018-11-27) (Rai 1)
December 10, 2018 (2018-12-10) (HBO)
December 18, 2018 (2018-12-18) (Rai 1)
2The Story of a New Name
Storia del nuovo cognome
8February 10, 2020 (2020-02-10) (Rai 1)
March 16, 2020 (2020-03-16) (HBO)
March 2, 2020 (2020-03-02) (Rai 1)
May 4, 2020 (2020-05-04) (HBO)

Season 1 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S./Italy viewers
(millions)
11"The Dolls"
"Le bambole"
Saverio CostanzoElena Ferrante, Francesco Piccolo, Laura Paolucci and Saverio CostanzoNovember 18, 2018 (2018-11-18) (HBO)
November 27, 2018 (2018-11-27) (Rai 1)
0.242[10] and 7.458[11]
22"The Money"
"I soldi"
Saverio CostanzoElena Ferrante, Francesco Piccolo, Laura Paolucci and Saverio CostanzoNovember 19, 2018 (2018-11-19) (HBO)
November 27, 2018 (2018-11-27) (Rai 1)
0.128[12] and 6.729[11]
33"Metamorphoses"[a]
"Le metamorfosi"
Saverio CostanzoElena Ferrante, Francesco Piccolo, Laura Paolucci and Saverio CostanzoNovember 25, 2018 (2018-11-25) (HBO)
December 4, 2018 (2018-12-04) (Rai 1)
0.244[13] and 7.302[14]
44"Dissolving Boundaries"[a]
"La smarginatura"
Saverio CostanzoElena Ferrante, Francesco Piccolo, Laura Paolucci and Saverio CostanzoNovember 26, 2018 (2018-11-26) (HBO)
December 4, 2018 (2018-12-04) (Rai 1)
0.151[15] and 6.725[14]
55"The Shoes"
"Le scarpe"
Saverio CostanzoElena Ferrante, Francesco Piccolo, Laura Paolucci and Saverio CostanzoDecember 2, 2018 (2018-12-02) (HBO)
December 11, 2018 (2018-12-11) (Rai 1)
0.291[16] and 6.699[17]
66"The Island"
"L'isola"
Saverio CostanzoElena Ferrante, Francesco Piccolo, Laura Paolucci and Saverio CostanzoDecember 3, 2018 (2018-12-03) (HBO)
December 11, 2018 (2018-12-11) (Rai 1)
0.210[18] and 6.699[17]
77"The Fiancés"
"I fidanzati"
Saverio CostanzoElena Ferrante, Francesco Piccolo, Laura Paolucci and Saverio CostanzoDecember 9, 2018 (2018-12-09) (HBO)
December 18, 2018 (2018-12-18) (Rai 1)
0.318[19] and 6.974[20]
88"The Promise"
"La promessa"
Saverio CostanzoElena Ferrante, Francesco Piccolo, Laura Paolucci and Saverio CostanzoDecember 10, 2018 (2018-12-10) (HBO)
December 18, 2018 (2018-12-18) (Rai 1)
0.228[21] and 6.620[20]
Notes
  1. ^ a b HBO listings translate the titles of episodes 3 and 4 as "The Metamorphoses" and "Dissolving Margins", respectively.

Season 2: The Story of a New Name (2020)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S./Italy viewers
(millions)
91"The New Name"
"Il nuovo cognome"
Saverio CostanzoElena Ferrante, Francesco Piccolo, Laura Paolucci and Saverio CostanzoFebruary 10, 2020 (2020-02-10) (Rai 1)
March 16, 2020 (2020-03-16) (HBO)
0.148[22] and 7.099[23]
102"The Body"
"Il corpo"
Saverio CostanzoElena Ferrante, Francesco Piccolo, Laura Paolucci and Saverio CostanzoFebruary 10, 2020 (2020-02-10) (Rai 1)
March 23, 2020 (2020-03-23) (HBO)
0.147[24] and 6.452[23]
113"Erasure"
"Scancellare"
Saverio CostanzoElena Ferrante, Francesco Piccolo, Laura Paolucci and Saverio CostanzoFebruary 17, 2020 (2020-02-17) (Rai 1)
March 30, 2020 (2020-03-30) (HBO)
0.120[25] and 6.842[26]
124"The Kiss"
"Il bacio"
Alice RohrwacherElena Ferrante, Francesco Piccolo, Laura Paolucci and Saverio CostanzoFebruary 17, 2020 (2020-02-17) (Rai 1)
April 6, 2020 (2020-04-06) (HBO)
0.141[27] and 6.235[26]
135"The Betrayal"
"Il tradimento"
Alice RohrwacherElena Ferrante, Francesco Piccolo, Laura Paolucci and Saverio CostanzoFebruary 24, 2020 (2020-02-24) (Rai 1)
April 13, 2020 (2020-04-13) (HBO)
0.196[28] and 6.585[29]
146"Rage"
"La rabbia"
Saverio CostanzoElena Ferrante, Francesco Piccolo, Laura Paolucci and Saverio CostanzoFebruary 24, 2020 (2020-02-24) (Rai 1)
April 20, 2020 (2020-04-20) (HBO)
0.134[30] and 6.053[29]
157"Ghosts"
"I fantasmi"
Saverio CostanzoElena Ferrante, Francesco Piccolo, Laura Paolucci and Saverio CostanzoMarch 2, 2020 (2020-03-02) (Rai 1)
April 27, 2020 (2020-04-27) (HBO)
0.159[31] and 7.110[32]
168"The Blue Fairy"
"La fata blu"
Saverio CostanzoElena Ferrante, Francesco Piccolo, Laura Paolucci and Saverio CostanzoMarch 2, 2020 (2020-03-02) (Rai 1)
May 4, 2020 (2020-05-04) (HBO)
0.130[33] and 6.757[32]

Production[edit]

Commissioned by Rai Fiction, HBO and TIMvision, the first season was produced by Italian production companies Wildside and Fandango and international film group Umedia.[3] TIMvision withdrew from the project after the first season,[34] while production companies The Apartment and Mowe joined production for the second season.[35]

On February 18, 2020, Gaia Girace announced that she will leave the series after playing Lila in three episodes of the third season, as a new and older actress will be cast for the following episodes.[36]

Music[edit]

The score of the series has been composed by Max Richter.

Season 1[edit]

My Brilliant Friend
(TV Series Soundtrack)
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedDecember 7, 2018 (2018-12-07)
GenreSoundtrack
Length36:15
LabelDeutsche Grammophon
Max Richter chronology
Mary Queen of Scots (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
(2018)
My Brilliant Friend
(TV Series Soundtrack)

(2018)
Ad Astra (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
(2019)
Singles from My Brilliant Friend
(TV Series Soundtrack)
  1. "Elena & Lila"
    Released: November 30, 2018

The soundtrack album for the first season was released by Deutsche Grammophon on December 7, 2018 for digital download.[37] It was preceded by the release of the single "Elena & Lila" on November 30, 2018.

Track listing
No.TitleLength
1."Elena & Lila"4:53
2."Whispers"3:41
3."Your Reflection"3:35
4."The Days Go By"2:43
5."Interior Dialogues"1:37
6."In the Dark"2:30
7."In Spite of All"2:10
8."Brilliant Clouds"1:11
9."In Remembrance of You"4:57
10."Shimmering Clouds"1:15
11."She Was Running"2:08
12."Our Reflection"5:35
Total length:36:15
Additional music

The first season features additional material from Richter's solo discography.[38]

All music is composed by Max Richter.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Spring 1" (from the album Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, 2012)Max Richter, Antonio Vivaldi2:31
2."Summer 2" (from the album Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, 2012)Richter, Vivaldi3:59
3."Cypher" (from the single Cypher, 2018) 7:43
4."Aria 2 - Pt. 1" (from the album Sleep, 2015) 1:19
5."Infra 5" (from the album Infra, 2010) 5:16
6."Infra 8" (from the album Infra, 2010) 3:21
7."Love Song (Cascade)" (from the album Perfect Sense, 2011) 1:02
8."Organum" (from the album The Blue Notebooks, 2004) 3:13
9."Dream 13 (Minus Even)" (from the album From Sleep, 2015) 8:52
10."Vladimir's Blues" (from the album The Blue Notebooks, 2004) 1:18
11."Iconography" (from the album The Blue Notebooks, 2004) 3:38
12."Chorale/Glow - Pt. 1" (from the album Sleep, 2015) 2:00
13."Circles from The Rue Simon - Crubellier" (from the album 24 Postcards in Full Colour, 2008) 1:04
14."Dream 19 (Pulse) - Pt. 6" (from the album Sleep, 2015) 3:17
15."Interior Dreams an Idea" (from the album Henry May Long, 2009) 2:18
16."Kierling/Doubt" (from the album 24 Postcards in Full Colour, 2008) 0:50
17."Space 11 (Invisible Pages Over)" (from the album From Sleep, 2015) 5:15
18."Space 17 (Chains) - Pt. 7" (from the album Sleep, 2015) 1:08
19."Space 21 (Petrichor)" (from the album From Sleep, 2015) 4:47
20."Sublunar - Pt. 1" (from the album Sleep, 2015) 1:29

Season 2[edit]

My Brilliant Friend, Season 2
(TV Series Soundtrack)
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedMay 1, 2020 (2020-05-01)
GenreSoundtrack
Length54:51
LabelDeutsche Grammophon
Max Richter chronology
Ad Astra (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
(2019)
My Brilliant Friend, Season 2
(TV Series Soundtrack)

(2020)

The soundtrack album for the second season was released by Deutsche Grammophon on May 1, 2020 for digital download.[39] The soundtrack features material from Richter's solo discography.

Track listing
No.TitleLength
1."Elena and Lila (Titles Season 2)"1:13
2."Sub Piano (MBF Version)" (from the album Infra, 2010)0:49
3."Protest March (Pt. 1)"1:09
4."Protest March (Pt. 2)"2:32
5."Organum (MBF Version)" (from the album The Blue Notebooks, 2004)3:15
6."Leo (MBF Version)" (from the reissue of the album Songs from Before, 2014)2:11
7."She Won't Answer"2:35
8."The Young Mariner (MBF Version)" (from the album Henry May Long, 2009)4:06
9."Harmonium (MBF Version)" (from the album Songs from Before, 2006)4:25
10."Cinema Music"6:28
11."Don't Put Sad Ideas In My Head / All By Themselves"3:21
12."Winter 2 (MBF Version)" (from the album Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, 2012)2:53
13."Return 16 (time capsule) [Edit]" (from the album Sleep, 2015)9:14
14."moth-like stars (Edit)" (from the album Sleep, 2015)10:40
Total length:54:51

Reception[edit]

The series has received critical acclaim. On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season has a 93% "certified fresh" rating with an average score of 8.41 out of 10 based on 55 reviews. The site's critical consensus is, "My Brilliant Friend is an expansive epic that gleans rapturous beauty from the most desolate of circumstances, but it is the intimacy between the central duo – and the remarkable performances that bring them to life – that audiences will remember most vividly".[40] On Metacritic, it has a score of 87 out of 100 based on 20 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[41] Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett of The Guardian stated "How revolutionary it still feels to see female friendship explored onscreen in this way. It goes without saying that it takes the Bechdel test and turns it into ragù."[42]

On Rotten Tomatoes, the second season has a 100% "certified fresh" rating with an average score of 9.5 out of 10 based on 14 reviews. The site's critical consensus is, "Gorgeously shot and full of incredible performances, My Brilliant Friend's second season expands its small world with rich results."[43] On Metacritic, it has a score of 92 out of 100 based on 8 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[44]

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