Be Still, Our Hearts: Elena Ferrante’s ‘My Brilliant Friend’ Is Coming to HBO

Depressed Big Little Lies is coming to end? Fear not, an equally juicy and furtive book to TV adaption, My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, is coming to HBO, and literally everything about it oozes drama.

HBO's first installment of Ferrante’s internationally acclaimed Neapolitan novel series will consist of eight episodes and begins filming this summer. Italian director Saverio Costanzo is set to bring the literary soap opera to life.

Get this. The show, which is meant to be the first in a series of four, will run on HBO in Italian with English subtitles. Ever wanted to learn Italian while watching an endearing, yet juicy TV drama? Here’s your chance.

*Books flight for Amalfi Coast ASAP* They need extras, right?

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