A TV series based on Elena Ferrante’s prose to be developed

Netflix and Fandango will produce a series based on The Lying Life of Adults, Elena Ferrante's latest novel. The book, published in Italy by Edizioni E/O on 7th November 2019, will be available worldwide, namely in 25 countries, on 1st September 2020. The Polish premiere of the book is scheduled for 9th September 2020 and will be published by Sonia Draga Publishing House.

Felipe Tewes, Director of Local Language Original Series at Netflix, said in a statement, ““We are incredibly honoured to be entrusted to develop a series based on The Lying Life of Adults. Elena Ferrante’s books have inspired and captivated audiences in Italy and around the world, and we are thrilled to bring her latest endeavour to the screens of our global audience. We are also excited to continue our partnership with Fandango, and invest in more unique Made In Italy stories that we believe will resonate in Italy and around the world”.

Domenico Procacci, Fandango founder, added, “We are very happy to continue telling the world of Elena Ferrante. The Lying Life of Adults, published by our friends at E/O, tells another, close but different, part of that world. It will be a great adventure and we are happy to partner with Netflix, with which we now have a strong and consolidated relationship”.

The Lying Life of Adults is a powerful and unique portrayal of a girl named Giovanna growing up in the 1990s. The girl is searching for her true reflection in a divided Naples: the Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and the Naples of the depths, a place of excess and vulgarity. Drifting, she moves between these two cities, falling into one and then climbing into the other.

Named one of the most influential people of the year in 2016 by TIME Magazine, Ferrante is considered one of the world’s most read and beloved 21st-century writers.

Elena Ferrante was named as one of the 100 most influential people of 2016 by Time magazine, and her books have been translated into 45 languages so far. Ferrante's tetralogy, Neapolitan Novels, is the most famous work of the writer - 15 million copies of this series have been sold so far. Several of the author's novels have been successfully adapted into films (Troubling Love and The Days of Abandonment were screened) as well as TV series (My Brilliant Friend, Fandango Studio was one of the producers).