Suburra: Blood on Rome

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Suburra: Blood on Rome
Suburra TV title.png
Suburra – La serie
Genre Crime drama
Romance
Based on
Developed by
  • Daniele Cesarano
  • Barbara Petronio
Starring
Composer(s) Scott Morgan
Country of origin Italy
Original language(s) Italian
Sinti
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Matteo De Laurentiis
  • Erik Barmack
  • Kelly Luegenbiehl
  • Jennifer Breslow
Producer(s)
  • Giovanni Stabilini
  • Marco Chimenz
  • Riccardo Tozzi
  • Gina Gardini
  • Sara Polese
  • Filippo Rizzello
Production location(s) Rome, Italy
Running time 42–62 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Netflix
Release
Original network Netflix
Picture format 4K (Ultra HD)
Original release October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06) – present (present)
Chronology
Followed by Suburra

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 the first Italian-language original television series produced by the company.[1] It is produced by Cattleya in association with Rai Fiction and Bartleby Film.

The world premiere of the series was on September 1, 2017 at the 74th Venice Film Festival, where the first two episodes were screened as part of the Il Cinema nel Giardino section.[2][3] All episodes of the first season premiered worldwide on October 6, 2017.[4] The series is also set to air on the Italian television network Rai 2 in 2018.[4]

On January 30, 2018, the series was renewed for a second season,[5] whose production began on April 3, 2018.[6]

Plot[edit]

Inspired by real life events, Suburra is focused on power clashes and corruption in Rome and the Vatican City, among organized crime, politicians and churchmen.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Alessandro Borghi as Aureliano "Numero 8" Adami, Italian Ostia-based gang member
  • Giacomo Ferrara as Alberto "Spadino" Anacleti, a homosexual sinti gang member
  • Eduardo Valdarnini as Gabriele "Lele" Marchilli, a lone pusher
  • Francesco Acquaroli as "Samurai", main leader of Rome organized crime
  • Filippo Nigro as Amedeo Cinaglia, an honest politician
  • Claudia Gerini as Sara Monaschi, a Vatican financial audit

Recurring[edit]

  • Adamo Dionisi as Manfredi Anacleti, sinti crime gang leader and Spadino's older brother
  • Barbara Chichiarelli as Livia Adami, Aureliano's sister
  • Federico Tocci as Tullio Adami, Aureliano's father
  • Gerasimos Skiadaresis as Monsignor Theodosiou, a pious but also sinful Vatican monsignor
  • Elisabetta De Palo as Contessa, a powerful artistocrat
  • Carlotta Antonelli as Angelica Sale, Spadino's wife
  • Renato Marchetti as Franco Marchilli, Lele's father
  • Paola Sotgiu as Mamma Anacleti, Manfredi and Spadino's mother
  • Augusto Zucchi as Cardinal Cosimo Giunti, member of the Vatican commission
  • Stefano Santospago as Sandro Monaschi, Sara's husband
  • Lucia Mascino as Gabriella, member of parliament and Amedeo's ex-wife
  • Lorena Cesarini as Isabelle, a prostitute and Aureliano's love interest
  • Diego Ribon as Stefano, member of parliament and Gabriella's new husband
  • Pietro Ragusa as Gianni Taccon, a new member of Amedeo's municipal commission

Supporting[edit]

  • Mario Sgueglia as Quirino, accountant to the Adami family and Livia's love interest
  • Daniele Amendola as Aldo, one of Manfredi's men
  • Alessandro Rossi as Giacomo Finucci, a corrupted member of Amedeo's municipal commission
  • Rosa Diletta Rossi as Alice, Amedeo's second wife
  • Alessandro Bernardini as Guerri

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleEnglish titleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"21 giorni""21 Days"Michele PlacidoStory by: Daniele Cesarano, Barbara Petronio, Ezio Abbate,
Fabrizio Bettelli, Nicola Guaglianone
Teleplay by: Daniele Cesarano & Barbara Petronio
October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
October 2008. The Mayor of Rome has resigned and crime boss Samurai has 21 days to force the Municipal Building Commission, led by Amedeo Cinaglia, to deem a beachfront land in Ostia buildable. Interested in building a port with criminal business partners from the south of Italy, he must also persuade the Vatican and the Adami family to sell the property to him. Financial audit Sara Monaschi tries to convince Monsignor Theodosiou, the head of the Vatican commission in charge of selling, to offer the property to her husband, in exchange for a sex party organized by Lele Marchilli, a young drug dealer who has just been asked to bring €20,000 to Samurai for having passed off in his territory. Aureliano Adami kills Sinti mobster Boris, annoyed at his father's decision to sell his land to Samurai and at the kingpin's request for peace between the Adamis and the Sinti Anacleti family. Spadino Anacleti, a closeted homosexual, is forced by his family to meet Angelica, his betrothed. Lele asks Aureliano to bring cocaine to Theodosiou's sex party, but he ends up calling Spadino as well, as Aureliano is disposing of Boris's corpse. The three young men eventually meet at the party, where they find Theodosiou and decide to blackmail him with a sex tape recorded that night.
22"Patrizi e plebei""Plebes and Patricians"Michele PlacidoStory by: Daniele Cesarano, Barbara Petronio, Ezio Abbate,
Fabrizio Bettelli, Nicola Guaglianone
Teleplay by: Daniele Cesarano & Barbara Petronio
October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
33"Cani arrabbiati""Rabid Dogs"Andrea MolaioliStory by: Daniele Cesarano, Barbara Petronio, Ezio Abbate,
Fabrizio Bettelli, Nicola Guaglianone
Teleplay by: Fabrizio Bettelli
October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
44"Buon appetito""Enjoy Your Meal"Andrea MolaioliStory by: Daniele Cesarano, Barbara Petronio, Ezio Abbate,
Fabrizio Bettelli, Nicola Guaglianone
Teleplay by: Barbara Petronio & Nicola Guaglianone
October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
55"La lupa""She Wolf"Andrea MolaioliStory by: Daniele Cesarano, Barbara Petronio, Ezio Abbate,
Fabrizio Bettelli, Nicola Guaglianone
Teleplay by: Ezio Abbate
October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
66"Ajo, oio e peperoncino""Garlic, Oil, and Chili Pepper"Andrea MolaioliStory by: Daniele Cesarano, Barbara Petronio, Ezio Abbate,
Fabrizio Bettelli, Nicola Guaglianone
Teleplay by: Daniele Cesarano & Nicola Guaglianone
October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
77"Ultimo cliente""Last Customer"Giuseppe CapotondiStory by: Daniele Cesarano, Barbara Petronio, Ezio Abbate,
Fabrizio Bettelli, Nicola Guaglianone
Teleplay by: Fabrizio Bettelli
October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
88"Un altro""A New Man"Giuseppe CapotondiStory by: Daniele Cesarano, Barbara Petronio, Ezio Abbate,
Fabrizio Bettelli, Nicola Guaglianone
Teleplay by: Ezio Abbate
October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
99"Il buio""Pitch Black"Giuseppe CapotondiStory by: Daniele Cesarano, Barbara Petronio, Ezio Abbate,
Fabrizio Bettelli, Nicola Guaglianone
Teleplay by: Barbara Petronio
October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
1010"Chiamalo dormire""Call It Sleep"Giuseppe CapotondiStory by: Daniele Cesarano, Barbara Petronio, Ezio Abbate,
Fabrizio Bettelli, Nicola Guaglianone
Teleplay by: Daniele Cesarano
October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)

Season 2[edit]

The second season was written by Barbara Petronio, Ezio Abbate and Fabrizio Bettelli. This season's directors are Andrea Molaioli and Piero Messina.[6]

Reception[edit]

Suburra: Blood on Rome has received critical acclaim, holding a 100% rating by critics on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sul set di Suburra, la prima serie Netflix italiana - Wired". Wired (in Italian). 2017-06-27. Retrieved 2017-09-18. 
  2. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (2017-07-27). "Venice Film Festival Sets Lido Launch For Aronofsky, Clooney, Del Toro, Payne & More As Awards Buzz Begins – Full List". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-04-05. 
  3. ^ "Festival di Venezia 2017/ Film in concorso e ospiti: il giorno di Suburra". Il Sussidiario (in Italian). 2017-09-02. Retrieved 2018-04-05. 
  4. ^ a b "Suburra, la nuova serie tv arriva il 6 ottobre - Wired". Wired (in Italian). 2017-07-13. Retrieved 2017-09-18. 
  5. ^ "Suburra, stagione 2: Netflix svela teaser trailer, prima foto ufficiale e cast della serie". Il Cineocchio (in Italian). 2018-01-30. Retrieved 2018-01-30. 
  6. ^ a b Novarese, Simone (2018-04-03). "Suburra – La serie: partite oggi le riprese della seconda stagione". BadTV (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-04-05. 
  7. ^ https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/suburra/s01

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