This is a live-update article and it will be updated as new details about My Brilliant Friend Season 4 come our way. This is what we know so far.
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.
The anticipated release of "My Brilliant Friend" Season 4 is projected for the summer of 2024. This information was revealed during a press conference held by Casey Bloys, the chairman and CEO of HBO and HBO Max, in November 2023. During the event, Bloys presented the programming lineup for HBO and HBO Max for the year 2024, which included the final season of "My Brilliant Friend." It's noteworthy that this show is expected to be released on schedule, unaffected by the now over strike by SAG-AFTRA, a situation that contrasts with several American productions.
The projected release date of summer 2024 is a tentative estimate, based on the current information available.
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.
In the final installment, "My Brilliant Friend" takes a leap forward, presenting Elena and Lila as adults. Elena, having left Naples to pursue her dreams as a writer and married life, returns to her hometown after separating from her spouse. On the other hand, Lila remains rooted in Naples but becomes deeply enmeshed in the treacherous world of the Neapolitan mob, the Camorra. As the two friends' paths diverge, viewers are in for a roller-coaster of emotions, loyalty, and resilience.
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 December 31, 2023.