Netflix orders three new Italian series
James R | On 31, Mar 2019
Netflix is tripling down on its investment in Italian productions with the announcement of three new series in the works.
The projects are a diverse bunch, including a bold genre show with supernatural elements (Curon), an adaptation of the popular Tre metri sopra il cielo into a young adult series set on the Adriatic coast, and the acquisition of screen rights to the hit novel Fedelta by Marco Missiroli (Einaudi) to develop into a drama series.
“Italy is a cradle of great storytellers and amazing talent, and our aim is to find those unique and very local voices that could resonate with TV lovers everywhere. This new crop of projects are all very different and will all be shot across Italy. We’re deeply committed to the Italian creative community – and to the creative vision of the content creators we’re working with, ” explains Kelly Luegenbiehl, Vice President of International Original Series for Europe and Africa.
Curon is produced by: Indiana Production and co-created by Giovanni Galassi, Ivano Fachin, and Tommaso Matano. Ezio Abbate (Suburra) is head writer. It follows a mother and her teen kids, who return to her mysterious hometown village in Northern Italy, only to discover what lies below the surface of her past.
The Tre Metri Sopra Il Cielo reboot is set against the backdrop of motorbike racing on the Adriatic Coast, and follows an undeniable attraction that forms between Sally and Ale, bringing them together from their different worlds. A new, modern take of a classic Italian story based on the novel by Federico Moccia, it’s produced by Cattleya.
Fedelta is set in Milan and Rimini and explores desire and betrayal, and their after-effects, through the story of two spouses.
In addition to all of these new productions, Netflix recently announced the Italian original film Lo Spietato by Renato De Maria with Riccardo Scamarcio (BIBI film with RaiCinema), three originals stand-up comedy specials with Edoardo Ferrario, Francesco De Carlo and Saverio Raimondo (Dazzle and Aguilar) and is also in production with the second season of Baby (Fabula pictures), and the first season of Luna Nera (Fandango) and is developing the adaptation of Winx Club into a live action TV series.