My Brilliant Friend (HBO)
3 Seasons
Period Piece
Family Relationships

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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The Dolls
1. The Dolls

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

The Money
2. The Money

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

The Metamorphoses
3. The Metamorphoses

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

Dissolving Margins
4. Dissolving Margins

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

The Shoes
5. The Shoes

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

The Island
6. The Island

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

The Fiancés
7. The Fiancés

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

The Promise
8. The Promise

Stefano goes to the Solaras for help with the Cerullos' shoe business. Elena pre...

My Brilliant Friend (HBO)


Period Piece, Family Relationships, Drama


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: Elisa Del Genio, Ludovica Nasti, Margherita Mazzucco, Gaia Girace, Annarita Vitolo, Antonio Buonanno, Tommaso Rusciano, Dora Romano, Valentina Acca, Vincenzo Vaccaro

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