"My Brilliant Friend" is an Italian- and Neapolitan-language coming-of-age drama television series directed by Saverio Costanzo and Alice Rohrwacher.
The starring cast includes Luca Gallone, Imma Villa, Ludovica Nasti, Valentina Acca, Antonio Buonanno, Antonio Milo, Dora Romano, Nunzia Schiano, Antonio Pennarella, Francesco Russo and others.

Here are "My Brilliant Friend" TV series trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.

Trailer

Is there a trailer for My Brilliant Friend TV series?

HBO on Thursday, February 20, 2020 released the trailer for "My Brilliant Friend" you can watch here:
My Brilliant Friend: Season 2 | Official Trailer | HBO.

Plot summary

What is My Brilliant Friend TV series plot?

Here is a short review of "My Brilliant Friend" TV series plot summary.

When the most important friend in her life seems to disappear without trace, Elena Greco, an elderly woman living in a house crammed with books, switches on her PC and starts writing her own story, and that of Lila (Ludovica Nasti). She tells the tale of their friendship, which started at school in the 1950s. Set in a dangerous but fascinating Naples, it is just the start of a story spanning sixty years of life. A tale that attempts to unveil the mystery of Lila, Elena's brilliant friend. Her best friend, and her worst enemy.

Cast

Who plays who in the My Brilliant Friend TV series?

Here is the full cast and characters of "My Brilliant Friend" TV series. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Luca Gallone  as Vittorio Greco a porter and Elena's father
Imma Villa  as Manuela Solara Silvio Solara's wife
Ludovica Nasti  as Raffaella "Lila" Cerullo Elena's best friend and, later, Stefano Carracci's wife
Valentina Acca  as Nunzia Cerullo Lila's mother
Antonio Buonanno  as Fernando Cerullo a shoemaker and Lila's father
Antonio Milo  as Silvio Solara owner of the Bar Solara (season 1; recurring season 2)
Dora Romano  as Miss Oliviero Elena and Lila's elementary school teacher (seasons 1 - 2)
Nunzia Schiano  as Nella Incardo Miss Oliviero's cousin
Antonio Pennarella  as Don Achille Carracci the local mobster (season 1)
Francesco Russo  as Bruno Soccavo Nino's friend (season 2)
Bruno Orlando  as Franco Mari Elena's first boyfriend in Pisa (season 2)
Giovanni Cannata  as Armando Galiani Professor Galiani's son (season 2)
Daria Deflorian  as Adele Airota Pietro Airota's mother (season 2)
Matteo Cecchi  as Pietro Airota Elena's second boyfriend in Pisa (season 2)
Alessio Gallo  as Michele Solara
Gaia Girace  as Lila Cerullo
Margherita Mazzucco  as Elena Greco
Giovanni Amura  as Stefano Carracci
Kristijan Di Giacomo  as Stefano Carracci Don Achille Carracci's son and, later, Lila's husband
Sarah Falanga  as Maria Carracci Don Achille's wife
Gennaro De Stefano  as Rino Cerullo
Anna Redi  as Professor Galiani Elena's high school teacher
Domenico Cuomo  as Antonio Cappuccio Melina Cappuccio's son
Tommaso Rusciano  as Rino Cerullo Lila's older brother and, later, Pinuccia's husband
Adriano Tammaro  as Michele Solara Silvio and Manuela's son
Francesco Serpico  as Nino Sarratore
Francesco Catena  as Pasquale Peluso Alfredo and Giuseppina's son
Pina Di Gennaro  as Melina Cappuccio a crazy widow
Lucia Manfuso  as Ada Cappuccio Melina Cappuccio's daughter
Giuliana Tramontano  as Pinuccia Carracci Don Achille's daughter and, later, Rino's wife
Federica Sollazzo  as Pinuccia Carracci
Ulrike Migliaresi  as Ada Cappuccio
Lia Zinno  as Giuseppina Peluso Alfredo's wife (seasons 1 - 2)
Vincenzo Vaccaro  as Enzo Scanno Nicola and Assunta's son
Emanuele Nocerino  as Peppe Greco Elena's younger brother
Sara Mauriello  as Elisa Greco Elena's younger sister
Thomas Noioso  as Gianni Greco Elena's younger brother
Emanuele Valenti  as Donato Sarratore a train controller
Valerio Laviano Saggese  as Alfonso Carracci Don Achille's son
Eduardo Scarpetta  as Pasquale Peluso
Francesca Bellamoli  as Carmela Peluso Alfredo and Giuseppina's daughter
Fabrizia Sacchi  as Lida Sarratore
Giovanni Buselli  as Enzo Scanno
Clotilde Sabatino  as Professor Galiani
Ciro Pugliese  as Nicola Scanno a greengrocer (season 1)
Christian Giroso  as Antonio Cappuccio
Alessandro Nardi  as Nino Sarratore Donato and Lidia's son
Patrizia Di Martino  as Rosa Spagnuolo his wife (season 1; guest season 2)
Marina Cioppa  as Assunta Scanno Nicola's wife (season 1)
Mimmo Ruggiero  as Mr. Spagnuolo pastry chef at Bar Solara (season 1; guest season 2)
Gennaro Canonico  as Alfredo Peluso a highly skilled carpenter (season 1)
Riccardo Palmieri  as Gino Elena's classmate and first boyfriend
Vittorio Viviani  as Mr. Ferraro the librarian and an elementary school teacher (season 1)
Alice D'Antonio  as Gigliola Spagnuolo their daughter
Cristina Magnotti  as Marisa Sarratore Donato and Lidia's daughter
Sergio Basile  as Professor Gerace Elena's high school teacher (season 1)
Valentina Arena  as Jolanda a stationer (season 1; guest season 2)
Pietro Vuolo  as Marcello Solara Manuela and Silvio's son
Giorgia Gargano  as Nadia Galiani Professor Galiani's daughter (season 2)
Daniel Campagna  as Gennaro Carraci - 1 year old
Michele Di Costanzo  as Pino Sarratore Donato and Lidia's son
Federica Guarino  as Clelia Sarratore Donato and Lidia's daughter
Gioele Maddi  as Newborn Ciro Sarratore
Antonio Maglione  as Alfonso a friend of Vittorio Greco's (season 1)
Giustiniano Alpi  as Rolando Berti (season 2)
Alessandro Bertoncini  as Carlo Fortini (season 2)
Enrico D'Errico  as Pier Pablo Pasolini
Maria Rosaria Bozzon  as Titina Gennaro's baby sitter (season 2)
Francesco Saggiomo  as Dino Cerullo - 2 years old
Giulia Mazzarino  as Maria Rosa Airota Pietro's sister (season 2)
Ilaria Zanotti  as Giulia Cristaldi (season 2)
Maurizio Tabani  as Old Critic at the Bookshop
Gabriele Vacis  as Guido Airota Pietro's father (season 2)
Alba Rohrwacher  as Narrator
Annarita Vitolo  as Immacolata Greco
Chiara Di Costanzo  as Neighbor
Elvis Esposito  as Marcello Solara
Fabrizio Cottone  as Alfonso Carracci
Anna Cerchia  as Neighbor
Giuseppe Gavazzi  as Player Bar Solara
Rosaria Langellotto  as Gigliola Spagnuolo
Francesca Pezzella  as Carmela Peluso
Ciro Alario  as Player Bar Solara
Consiglia Aprovidolo  as Neighbor
Evelina De Felice  as Neighbor
Matteo Castaldo  as Peppe Greco
Fabiana Ciancio  as Neighbor
Cristina Fraticola  as Elisa Greco
Raffaele Nocerino  as Gianni Greco
Francesco Coraggio  as 4th Child Cerullo
Giuseppe Donnarumma  as 3rd Child Cerullo
Loredana Di Martino  as Neighbor
Valentina Ceriello  as Neighbor
Antonella Corsale  as Neighbor
Antonio Di Nota  as Player Bar Solara
Carmen Pommella  as Neighbor
Matteo Taurino  as 3rd Child Cappuccio
Ilenia Zanfardino  as 4th Child Cappuccio
Miriam D'Angelo  as Marisa Sarratore
Elisa del Genio  as Elena Greco
Simona Volpe  as Sewing Shop Owner
Francesca Bevilacqua  as 3rd Child Peluso
Sara Fedele  as 2nd Child Scanno
Sergio Dragonetti  as Janitor Elementary School
Sofia Piccirillo  as 3rd Child Peluso
Francesco Nocerino  as 3rd Child Cappuccio
Chiara Stella  as 4th Child Peluso
Alessio Theodoracchi  as 2nd Child Spagnuolo
Alessandro Manna  as 3rd Child - Spagnuolo
Federica Barbuto  as Cleila Sarratore - 14 years old Pino
Catello Buonomo  as Pino Sarratore
Mattia Iapigio  as Ciro Sarratore - 8 years old
Augusto Cimmino  as 4th Child Cerullo
Vincenzo Cuccurullo  as 2nd Child Spagnuolo
Rachele Esposito  as Neighbor
Michelle Gaudiello  as 4th Child Peluso
Vincenzo Merolla  as Workman without index finger
Giorgia Mongiello  as 3rd Child Scanno
Giuseppina Ranauro  as Neighbor
Michela Anna Orlando  as 4th Child Cappuccio
Grazia Chianese  as Stationer's Older Daughter
Giovanni Antonio Parente  as 3rd Child Spagnuolo
Raffaele Tramontano  as 3rd Child Cerrullo 5 Years Old
Massimo Santoro  as Priest
Giada Fasoli  as College Girl
Alessandro Mannini  as Roman Girl's Friend
Claudia Raboni  as Roman Girl
Carlo Tarmati  as Sailor
Giovanni Arcamone  as Posteman Ischia
Corradino Campofreda  as Shoeshop Owner
Stefania Aluzzi  as Woman with hat
Matilda Bianchetti  as English Girl Ischia
Valeria Ascione  as Elena's Middle School Teacher
Emmanuel Castiello  as 4th Child Cerullo
Michele Capone  as Policeman
Tim Daish  as English Man Ischia
Pasquale Cerza  as Boogeyman - Double Don Achille
Antonello Cossia  as High School Religion Professor
Marcello Coppola  as 2nd Child Scanno
Francesco Pellegrino  as Rower with pullover
Gabriele Lucernoni  as English Boy Ischia
Beth McCreton  as English Woman Ischia
Teresa del Vecchio  as Bridal Shop Owner
Ingrid del Genio  as Elena Greco (Child)
Elisabetta De Palo  as Elena Greco (Adult)
Francesca Somma  as Girl with derby
Pasquale Russo  as Elena's Father's Colleague
Maria Rita Roberto  as 4th Child Peluso
Giuseppe Sannino  as Capuccio's Father
Antonio Alfano  as Man
Maria Ambrosino  as Grocery 1st Customer
Mario Aterrano  as Worker
Andrea Avagliano  as Worker at Soccavo Sausage Factory
Lucia Barra  as Grocery 4th Customer
Andrea Battimello  as Short Boy
Giuseppe Brunetti  as Armando's Friend
Gaia Buongiovanni  as Elisa Greco - 13 years old
Daniele Cacciatore  as Peppe Greco - 15 years old
Mario Cappucio  as Bookseller
Marisa Carluccio  as Grocery 3rd Customer
Bianca Ceravolo  as Elena's Friend
Agostino Chiummariello  as Concierge Amalfi
Pasquale Ciotola  as Worker at Soccavo Sausage Factory
Dodi Conti  as Professor
Giuseppe Cortese  as Gennaro Carracci - 3 years old
Salvatore Scotto D'Apollognia  as Shoe Shop Customer
Ciro D'Errico  as Interviewer
Davide De Lucia  as Gianni Greco - 14 years old
Corrado Del Gaudio  as Armando's Friend
Chiara Di Nuzzo  as Girl at Galiani's
Gianluca Ferrato  as Professor
Antonella Formisano  as Girl at Galiani's
Danilo Giulietti  as Head of the commitee
Stefano Mammato  as Armando's Friend
Manuela Massimi  as Metal Merchant's Wife
Davide Mazzella  as Worker
Silvio Monetti  as Doctor
Luigi Moretti  as Thesis Professor
Valeria Pighetti  as Neighbor
Eric Porcelluzzi  as Fair-Haired Boy
Elisabetta Puletti  as Shop Assistant
Laura Ranchetti  as Girl at Galiani's
Paolo Serra  as Man at the Bookshop
Claudio Staiano  as Waiter
Paolo Tarallo  as Watchman at Soccavo Sausage Factory
Colomba Trombetta  as Grocery 2nd Customer

Filming

What are My Brilliant Friend filming details?

"My Brilliant Friend" series are produced by Wildside, Fandango, Umedia, The Apartment and Mowe.

The average duration of each episode is 53 - 64 minutes. Country of origin: Italy and United States. Original language: Neapolitan and Italian.

"My Brilliant Friend" TV series is rated "G", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Rating

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"My Brilliant Friend" TV series got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 8.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 14/100.

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