When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman immersed in a house full of books, turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their friendship. Based on the bestselling series by Elena Ferrante.

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After a photo of Lila on her wedding day is exhibited at a shop in the center of town, admiration and gossip pervade among many in and outside the neighborhood.

Season 1 Recap

Need a refresher? Catch up on everything that went down in the neighborhood ahead of the Season 2 premiere.

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Welcome to the Neighborhood

These are the families that make up the world of My Brilliant Friend.

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Lila continues to hold a grudge against Stefano as the shoe shop opens and she goes to work at his new grocery store; Elena brings Lila to a party at her teacher’s home.

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Dive Deeper Into Season 2

The cast and crew of My Brilliant Friend: The Story of a New Name give a sneak peek of what to expect from new episodes.

A True Friendship

The cast and crew discuss the core relationship in the series: Elena and Lila.

Recreating the Rione

Learn how the neighborhood of My Brilliant Friend was brought to life.

My True Brilliant Friend

Follow the journey of young actors Margherita Mazzucco and Gaia Girace, from first introductions to the series' premiere, as they work to bring the story of two best friends to life.

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