Suburra: Blood on Rome
|Suburra: Blood on Rome|
|Italian||Suburra - La serie|
|Country of origin||Italy|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||18 (list of episodes)|
|Production location(s)||Rome, Italy|
|Running time||42–62 minutes|
|Picture format||4K (Ultra HD)|
|Original release||October 6, 2017 –|
Suburra: Blood on Rome (Italian: Suburra - La serie) is an Italian crime drama web television series set in Rome and a prequel to the 2015 film Suburra, in turn inspired by the novel of the same name by Giancarlo De Cataldo and Carlo Bonini. The series was developed by Daniele Cesarano and Barbara Petronio for Netflix, making it its first Italian-language original television series. It is produced by Cattleya in association with Rai Fiction and Bartleby Film.
Suburra draws from the real life events of the Mafia Capitale investigation and focuses on power clashes and corruption among organized crime, politicians and churchmen. The series revolves around Aureliano Adami (Alessandro Borghi), an Ostia-based gang member, and his relations with Alberto "Spadino" Anacleti (Giacomo Ferrara), a Sinti gang member, and Gabriele "Lele" Marchilli (Eduardo Valdarnini), the only son of a policeman who becomes involved in crime. Samurai (Francesco Acquaroli), an antagonist to the Adamis, is the head of Roman organized crime and contact for the Sicilian Mafia in Rome; he approaches politician Amedeo Cinaglia (Filippo Nigro) to aid in his Ostia affairs. Sara Monaschi (Claudia Gerini) is a Vatican financial auditor for lands in Ostia.
The world premiere of the series was on 1 September 2017 at the 74th Venice Film Festival, where the first two episodes were screened as part of the Il Cinema nel Giardino section. All episodes of the first season premiered worldwide on 6 October 2017. The series was also set to air on the Italian television network Rai 2 in 2018, but its premiere was postponed to 15 February 2019. On 30 January 2018, the series was renewed for a second season, whose production began on 3 April 2018 and ended on 8 August 2018. The 8-episode second season was released on 22 February 2019. On 2 April 2019, Netflix announced the renewal for a third season, expected for 2020. On 4 December 2019, Netflix announced that the third season will be its last.
Cast and characters
- Alessandro Borghi as Aureliano Adami, an Ostia-based gang member
- Giacomo Ferrara as Alberto "Spadino" Anacleti, a Sinti gang member and closeted homosexual
- Eduardo Valdarnini as Gabriele "Lele" Marchilli (seasons 1–2), the only son of a policeman who becomes involved in crime due to a debt with Samurai; he later joins the police-force himself.
- Francesco Acquaroli as "Samurai", the head of organized crime in Rome and contact for the Sicilian Mafia; he is also a former militant neo-fascist terrorist.
- Filippo Nigro as Amedeo Cinaglia, a politician approached by Samurai
- Claudia Gerini as Sara Monaschi, a financial auditor working for the Roman Curia
- Adamo Dionisi as Manfredi Anacleti, a Sinti crime gang leader and Spadino's older brother
- Barbara Chichiarelli as Livia Adami (seasons 1–2), Aureliano's sister
- Federico Tocci as Tullio Adami (season 1, guest season 2), Aureliano's father
- Gerasimos Skiadaresis as Monsignor Theodosiou (season 1), a pious yet sinful monsignor
- Elisabetta De Palo as Countess Sveva Della Rocca Croce (seasons 1–2), a powerful aristocrat
- Carlotta Antonelli as Angelica Sale, Spadino's wife
- Renato Marchetti as Franco Marchilli (seasons 1–2),[a] a policeman and Lele's father
- Paola Sotgiu as Adelaide Anacleti, Manfredi and Spadino's mother
- Augusto Zucchi as Cardinal Cosimo Giunti (seasons 1–2), a member of the Vatican commission
- Stefano Santospago as Sandro Monaschi (seasons 1–2),[b] Sara's husband
- Lucia Mascino as Gabriella, a member of parliament and Amedeo's ex-wife
- Lorena Cesarini as Isabelle Mbamba (season 1), a prostitute and Aureliano's love interest
- Diego Ribon as Stefano Forsini (seasons 1–2),[c] a member of parliament and Gabriella's new husband
- Pietro Ragusa as Gianni Taccon (season 1), a new member of Amedeo's municipal commission
- Jacopo Venturiero as Adriano Latelli (season 2), a clandestine neo-fascist radio host
- Rosa Diletta Rossi as Alice (season 2, recurring season 1), Amedeo's second wife
- Federica Sabatini as Nadia Gravoni (season 2), the daughter of a small boss of Ostia who establishes a personal and business relationship with Aureliano
- Cristina Pelliccia as Cristiana Massoli (season 2), a policewoman and Lele's colleague
- Alessandro Bernardini as Saverio Guerri "Boiardo" (season 2, recurring season 1), Samurai's right-hand man
- Stefano Fabrizi as Romolo Lucci (season 2, recurring season 1), a soldier of the Adamis
- Alessandro Proietti as Alex (season 2), an Anacleti family member, loyal to Adelaide
- Alberto Cracco as Cardinal Fiorenzo Nascari (season 2)
- Fiorenza Tessari as Mara Guagli (season 2, recurring season 1), a policewoman and Lele's father's love interest
- Emmanuele Aita as Ferdinando Badali, a member of the Sicilian Mafia
- Pietro Biondi as Cardinal Pascagni (recurring season 1, guest season 2)
- Alessio De Persio as Vincenzo Sale, a Sinti boss and Angelica's father
- Daniele Amendola as Aldo (season 1), one of Manfredi's soldiers
- Maurizio Bianucci as Aristide Gramini (season 1), a municipal councillor
- Andrea Cavatorta as Serri (season 1), a municipal councillor
- Paolo Gattini as Gianni (season 1)
- Daniele Locci as Boris (season 1), Manfredi and Alberto's cousin
- Alessandro Rossi as Giacomo Finucci (season 1), a corrupt member of Amedeo's municipal commission
- Mario Sgueglia as Ezio Quirino (season 1), an accountant to the Adami family and Livia's love interest
- Valentino Campitelli as Magnaccia (season 1), a pimp
- Aleph Viola as Teo (season 2), Spadino's secret lover
- Gabriele Rizzoli as young Aureliano Adami (season 2)
- Gianluca Gobbi as Enrico Barsacci (season 2)
- Antonio Bannò as Flavio Lucci (season 2), Romolo's son
|1||10||6 October 2017|
|2||8||22 February 2019|
Season 1 received a 100% approval rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes with an average rating of 8.0/10. Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian called the series a "brash and brutal Italian crime thriller". Hanh Nguyen of IndieWire called it "Netflix's Italian Answer to Narcos", and praised the series for its soundtrack and filming.
- Marchetti only appears in one episode of season two, although credited as a main cast member.
- Santospago only appears in one episode of season two, although credited as a main cast member.
- Ribon only appears in one episode of season two, although credited as a main cast member.
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