'Framed! A Sicilian Murder Mystery': 5 things to know about the Italian comedy series

'Framed! A Sicilian Murder Mystery': 5 things to know about the Italian comedy series
Salvatore Ficarra (Salvo) and Valentino Picone (Valentino) in 'Framed! A Sicilian Murder Mystery' (Netflix)

One of the biggest reasons Netflix has become the leading name in the streaming world is its promise to treat fans with engaging content from across the globe. There have been several non-English language projects that have taken the world by storm after getting released on Netflix and it seems the platform is in no mood to stop.

The world’s leading streaming service is set out to come out with an Italian movie that will surely tickle your funny bone. Titled ‘Framed! A Sicilian Murder Mystery’, the series revolves around two technicians who stumble upon a crime scene and now they want to get out of the trouble. However, every step they take leads them deeper into trouble. Will they be able to clear their name? We’ll find out the answer when the show hits Netflix later this month.


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In recent times, international ventures like ‘The Forgotten Battle’, ‘Grudge’ and ‘The Hand of God’ have done supremely well on the platform and the makers of ‘Framed! A Sicilian Murder Mystery’ will be hoping for a similar kind of reception as well.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Italian flick.

Official poster of 'Framed! A Sicilian Murder Mystery' (Netflix)


When does ‘Framed! A Sicilian Murder Mystery’ releases and where can you watch it

The upcoming Italian comedy flick will be premiering exclusively on Netflix on Thursday, January 27. According to the Netflix Press Site, the show will be available for streaming at 3:01 am EST. Viewers can download the Netflix app from Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App store to watch the series.

What is ‘Framed! A Sicilian Murder Mystery’ all about?

The official synopsis reads, “After two hapless TV technicians stumble upon a murder scene, every step they take to avoid becoming suspects lands them in deeper trouble.”

Who stars in Netflix’s Italian comedy series?

Salvo Ficarra will be seen playing the role of Salvo while Valentino Picone will be portraying the character of Valentino. On the other hand, Anna Favella will be seen as Ester.

Salvo Ficarra and Valentino Picone

Two of the funniest men in the Italian entertainment industry, Salvo Ficarra and Valentino Picone, are once again ready to take viewers on an entertaining ride with ‘Framed! A Sicilian Murder Mystery’. They started working together in 1993 and made their feature film debut with ‘Ask Me If I’m Happy’. Since then, they have worked together in projects such as ‘La Matassa’, ‘Women vs. Men’, ‘Belluscone: A Sicilian Story’ and ‘It’s the Law’.

Salvo Ficarra and Valentino Picone attend the David di Donatello 2007 Italian Awards at the Gran Teatro di Tor di Quinto on June 14, 2007 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa /Getty Images)


Other actors to feature on the series include Marianna Di Martino (Agata), Leo Gullotta (Nicolosi), Sergio Friscia (Sergione), and Tony Sperandeo (Tonino Macaluso). 


The show is created and penned by Ficarra and Picone. The duo is also the producer of the show.


You can watch the trailer here.


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