Created By Saverio Costanzo, The Series Is Based On Elena Ferrante’s Quadrilogy
MIAMI, FL., March XX, 2022 - HBO and Rai have renewed the drama series MY BRILLIANT FRIEND for a fourth season, it was announced today by Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming, and Maria Pia Ammirati, Rai head of Drama. The fourth season is based on the bestselling novel “My Brilliant Friend: The Story Of The Lost Child” the fourth book of the quadrilogy by Elena Ferrante published in the U.S. by Europa Editions
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.
"When we decided to bring Elena Ferrante's masterpiece, the Neapolitan Novels, to the screen, we knew that Elena and Lila's story had to be told in its entirety. It is both exciting and bittersweet to embark on this fourth and final season", said Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming.
AV Club called the current eight-episode season, which concludes April 18, “ambitious,” “artful,” and “absorbing,” while the Washington Post hailed it as “brilliant television.” Vogue claimed there is “simply no more beautifully produced series on TV right now” and this season is “the best yet.”
With such comments, the fourth season had to be full of emotions and mixed feelings and the whole team was in charge of capturing it in this finale. In this regard, Domenico Procacci, CEO of Fandango mentioned: “We’re nearing the end of a long and wonderful adventure. There’s inevitably some sadness, but the overriding feeling is one of joy for having been part of this fantastic work”.
MY BRILLIANT FRIEND is a creation of Saverio Costanzo. A series of HBO-Rai, The Apartment, Fremantle Italy, Wildside and Fandango Production. Produced by Lorenzo Mieli and Domenico Procacci. The story and screenplays are by Elena Ferrante, Francesco Piccolo, Laura Paolucci and Saverio Costanzo. Among others, Paolo Sorrentino and Jennifer Schuur are executive producers. Fremantle is the international distributor in association with Rai Com.