The filming of the popular serie, in collaboration with Toscana Film Commission, took place in Toscana last year
HBO and RAI have set a U.S. premiere date for the eight-episode third season of My Brilliant Friend, based on the third book in the Elena Ferrante series, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay. It will premiere on HBO and HBO Max on February 28 (a few weeks after its February 6 premiere in Italy).
HBO released an official trailer for the new season, in which you can get a first look at the teen actresses who play Lila and Lenù now playing adult iterations of their characters.
Based on the beloved novel of the same name written by Elena Ferrante, the new season will follow the events in the author’s third book of the four-book series.
Season three follows Lila (Gaia Gerace), who married at 16, has a young son, left her husband and comfortable life, and is now working in a factory under tough conditions. Elena, a.k.a. Lenù, (Margherita Mazzucco) meanwhile has left the Naples neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel, all of which has opened doors to an affluent and high-brow world.
Tuscan locations: Florence and Viareggio
The third season directed by Daniele Luchetti was filmed in Toscana, in Florence and in Viareggio last year, in collaboration with Toscana Film Commission. The filming took place in two periods during the year: the first part at the beginning of February 2021 for three weeks in the historical centre of Florence, including Piazza della Signoria, Piazza Santissima Annunziata, Piazza Santa Croce; the second part of filming from August to October 2021. The set, once again, involved the historical center of Florence, in particular in Piazza Santissima Annunziata into some private locations.
Some scenes also took place in Viareggio, on the famous seafront and at Lecciona Beach.