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A brilliant friend turns into a stranger as paths diverge


A brilliant friend turns into a stranger as paths diverge

The show based on the beloved Elena Ferrante novels returns for a second season

Vianne Venter

Season 2 of HBO’s acclaimed Italian coming-of-age drama My Brilliant Friend is now available to binge on Showmax. Based on the bestselling Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante (one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People In The World in 2016), My Brilliant Friend is the story of a lifelong friendship spanning 60 years.  

Set in a Naples recovering from World War 2, My Brilliant Friend has a 96% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is at #237 on IMDb’s list of Top Rated TV of All Time, where it holds a score of 8.6/10. 

The new season follows Elena and Lila’s journey into adulthood as they weather romance, heartbreak, success and betrayal. The story picks up where Season One left off, with Lila newly – but very unhappily – married to upper-crust grocer Stefano Carracci and Elena unsure of her future, both romantically and academically...

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