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Ferrante’s ‘Neapolitan Novels’ to be adapted for TV

Elena Ferrante’s bestselling ‘Neapolitan Novels’ are being adapted for television, reports the Hollywood Reporter. Italian TV production company Wildside and US-based Fandango Productions will co-develop and co-produce the adaptation, which will be split into four eight-part series. The adaptation will be shot in Italy and Ferrante, who publishes under a pseudonym, will be involved throughout the project. ‘It has been two years now since Fandango began working on My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, and we’ve seen the potential of this project grow day by day,’ said Fandango CEO Domenico Procacci. ‘I’m confident that together with Wildside we can realize something great, very respectful of Ferrante’s work and our Italian culture and, at the same time, with real international appeal.’


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