Ferrante Novels To Get TV Adaptation

Usually when a television show contains a giant mystery, it’s something that is revealed in the final episode of the season. But for a forthcoming Italian series, the mystery might never be solved. Italian film and television production company Wildside announced today that it is working with producer Fandango to adapt the Neapolitan novel series by Elena Ferrante. The four novels are about the intense lifelong friendship of two women, Lila and Elena, set over 50 years in a changing Italy. The identity of Ferrante, which is a pseudonym, is still unknown. Ferrante is, however, involved in the development of the project, but exactly how or to what extent is as unknown as her true identity. Each of her four novels will be adapted into an eight-episode season, for 32 episodes in total.

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