'My Brilliant Friend' Season 4: Everything We Know So Far

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My Brilliant Friend Season 4

Lights, camera, action! Exciting news from the sets of the critically acclaimed HBO/RAI series, "My Brilliant Friend." Shooting is well underway for the fourth and final season, titled "The Story of the Lost Child," which promises to deliver riveting twists and turns in the lives of Elena Greco and Lila Cerullo, our beloved best friends from Naples. This article will explore the latest casting updates, plot developments, and the talented minds behind this unforgettable Italian drama.

When Is The Release Date Of My Brilliant Friend Season 4?

According to a press conference in November 2023 held by Casey Bloys, who is the chairman and CEO of HBO and HBO Max, "My Brilliant Friend" Season 4 is set to be released in the summer of 2024. This was part of the programming lineup presentation for HBO and HBO Max in 2024, which includes the final season of the show. Interestingly, despite the strike by SAG-AFTRA affecting many American productions, "My Brilliant Friend" is expected to be released on schedule. However, it's worth keeping in mind that the projected release date of summer 2024 is still a tentative estimate, based on currently available information.

Who Is In The Cast Of My Brilliant Friend Season 4?

First Look Image Of My Brilliant Friend Season 4
First Look Image Of My Brilliant Friend Season 4

Fans of the series were in for a surprise when it was announced that the lead roles of Elena Greco and Lila Cerullo, formerly portrayed by Margherita Mazzucco and Gaia Girace, will now see fresh faces. Alba Rohrwacher, widely acclaimed for her exceptional performances, will be stepping into Elena Greco's shoes, while the talented Irene Maiorino takes on the role of Lila Cerullo.

Adding to the anticipation is Fabrizio Gifuni, who will grace the screen as Nino Sarratore, the writer who has long captured Elena's heart. Previously played by Francesco Serpico, Gifuni's portrayal is sure to bring a new dimension to this pivotal character.

What Is The Plot Of My Brilliant Friend Season 4?

The last part of "My Brilliant Friend" moves forward in time, showing Elena and Lila as grown-ups. Elena, who has moved away from Naples to chase her writing career and married life, comes back to her hometown after separating from her spouse. Meanwhile, Lila stays in Naples but gets deeply involved with the dangerous world of the Neapolitan mafia, the Camorra. As the two friends' paths diverge, viewers are in for a ride filled with different emotions, loyalty, and resilience.

The Brilliant Minds Behind the Scenes

The mastermind behind the story is none other than Elena Ferrante, who has skillfully woven a tale of friendship, identity, and survival. Assisting her are a team of talented screenwriters, including Francesco Piccolo, Laura Paolucci, and the show's co-creator, Saverio Costanzo, who also directed most episodes of the initial two seasons.

Behind the lens, we have the talented Laura Bispuri, known for her outstanding work in "Sworn Virgin" and "Daughter of Mine." With such a skilled director at the helm, viewers can expect a visually stunning and emotionally gripping conclusion to this beloved quadrilogy.

"My Brilliant Friend" is a collaborative effort between The Apartment, Wildside (both Fremantle companies), Fandango, RAI Fiction, and HBO Entertainment. The show's global success is evident, having reached over 170 territories, thanks to Fremantle's distribution efforts, in association with RAI Com.



As the cameras roll and the talented cast and crew bring Elena Greco and Lila Cerullo's story to its climactic conclusion, fans of "My Brilliant Friend" eagerly await the release of the fourth and final season. With the introduction of new lead actors and an enthralling plot, this HBO/RAI series is set to leave a lasting impact on viewers worldwide. So, buckle up and get ready to be immersed in the enchanting world of Naples once more!

This article was reviewed and is up to date as of April 9, 2024.