My Brilliant Friend (HBO)
3 Seasons

My Brilliant Friend (HBO): 

HBO series about two young friends whose stormy relationship evolves amidst the backdrop of post-WWII Italy.

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HBO series about two young friends whose stormy relationship evolves amidst the backdrop of post-WWII Italy.

Le Bambole (The Dolls)
1. Le Bambole (The Dolls)

Series premiere. The disappearance of her old friend causes Elena Greco to look ...

I Soldi (The Money)
2. I Soldi (The Money)

Elena and Lila fight to continue their education, and a death changes things in ...

Le Metamorfosi (The Metamorphoses)
3. Le Metamorfosi (The Metamorphoses)

Now teens, Elena and Lila struggle to connect as their futures diverge and young...

Le Smarginatura (Dissolving Margins)
4. Le Smarginatura (Dissolving Margins)

Elena enters high school as Lila ignores her many suitors; a promising New Year'...

Le Scarpe (The Shoes)
5. Le Scarpe (The Shoes)

Lila rejects two potential suitors at a cost; Elena prepares to spend the summer...

L'isola (The Island)
6. L'isola (The Island)

On the island of Ischia, a visit by the Sarratore family leaves an indelible mar...

I Fidanzati (The Fiances)
7. I Fidanzati (The Fiances)

Lila takes up with Stefano, despite the presence of Marcello; Elena encourages a...

La Promessa (The Promise)
8. La Promessa (The Promise)

Season One Finale. Stefano goes to the Solaras for help with the Cerullos' shoe ...

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My Brilliant Friend (HBO)


drama, international, original


3 Seasons Available (24 Episodes)

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About This Series

Adapted from the first book in Elena Ferrante's acclaimed "Neapolitan Novels," this drama series follows Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman who discovers the most important friend in her life, Raffaella "Lila" Cerullo, has disappeared. An author immersed in a house full of books, Elena starts writing the story of her and Lila's tempestuous friendship.

Cast and Crew

Starring: Margherita Mazzucco, Gaia Girace, Matteo Cecchi, Francesco Serpico, Alessio Gallo, Elvis Esposito, Daria Deflorian, Guilia Mazzarino, Imma Villa, Bruno Orlando, Chiara Celotto, Sofia Luchetti, Maria Vittoria Dallasta, Sophia Protino, Anna Rita Vitolo, Luca Gallone, Giovanni Buselli, Giovanni Amura, Rosaria Langellotto, Francesca Montuori, Salvatore Tortora, Riccardo Palmieri, Francesco Russo, Giorgia Gargano, Francesca Pezzella, Eduardo Scarpetta, Clotilde Sabatino, Gabriele Vacis, Giovanni Toscano, Eugenio Di Fraia, Rebecca Fanucchi, Iacopo Ricciotti, Fabrizio Cottone, Antonio Buonanno, Pina Di Gennaro, Giulia Pica, Claudio Lardo, Mirko Setaro, Vittorio Ciorcalo, Giovanni Cannati, Edu Rejón, Elisa Del Genio, Ludovica Nasti, Annarita Vitolo, Tommaso Rusciano, Dora Romano, Valentina Acca, Vincenzo Vaccaro

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