Netflix to adapt The Lying Life of Adults
Staff Reporter | On 12, May 2020
Netflix and Fandango are joining forces to develop a series based on The Lying Life of Adults, the latest novel by Italian novelist Elena Ferrante.
The series tells a powerful and singular portrayal of Giovanna’s transition from childhood to adolescence in the 90s. A girl in search of her true reflection in a divided Naples: the Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and the Naples of the depths, a place of excess and vulgarity. Adrift, she vacillates between these two cities, falling into one then climbing back to the other.
Elena Ferrante was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of the Year in 2016 and her books have been translated into 45 languages. Her latest book, which was released in Italy last November, will be published in the UK this September.
Felipe Tewes, Director of Local Language Original Series at Netflix: “We are incredibly honoured to be entrusted to develop a series based on The Lying Life of Adults. Elena Ferrante books have inspired and captivated audiences in Italy and around the world, and we are thrilled to bring her latest endeavour to the screens of our global audience. We are also excited to continue our partnership with Fandango, and invest in more unique Made In Italy stories that we believe will resonate in Italy and around the world”.
Her’s the video announcing the project: