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My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend

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  • Premiered: 
    November 18, 2018
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  • Network: HBO
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the 2011 book (My Brilliant Friend) by Elena Ferrante 
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Plot Synopsis

Based on Elena Ferrante's novel of the same name, MY BRILLIANT FRIEND is an eight-episode drama series that tells the story of Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman who discovers the most important friend in her life, Raffaella 'Lila' Cerullo, seems to have disappeared without a trace. A writer, immersed in a house full of books, Greco turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their tempestuous friendship, starting from the point when Elena met Lila their 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 as she tries to describe the mystery of Lila, Elena's brilliant friend and -- in a way -- her best friend, and worst enemy. MY BRILLIANT FRIEND is based on the first of Ferrante's four Neopolitan novels, with the other three books -- "The Story of a New Name," "Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay," and "The Story of the Lost Child" -- also headed to the small screen.

MY BRILLIANT FRIEND premieres Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT on HBO, with the second episode debuting the next night on Monday, November 19 at 9pm, followed by other episodes subsequent Sundays and Mondays at the same time.

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