'The Lying Life of Adults': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Elena Ferrante's novel adaptation on Netflix

Netflix is set to adapt the Ferrante novel 'The Lying Life of Adults' as a TV series in collaboration with the Italian production house Fandango


                            'The Lying Life of Adults': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Elena Ferrante's novel adaptation on Netflix
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When HBO and RAI's titular adaptation of Elena Ferrante's novel 'My Brilliant Friend' ended last week, we found ourselves forlorn. The Neopolitan Series by the Italian author is one that we simply cannot have enough of.

A complex tale of lifelong female friendships set against the backdrop of turbulent Naples packs a brilliance you have never seen before. And even though season 3 is a long while away (having only just been renewed), there is more Ferrante coming your way sooner or later.

Netflix is set to adapt the Ferrante novel 'The Lying Life of Adults' as a TV series in collaboration with the Italian production house Fandango. Published in Italy in Italian last year in November, the book is still to be out in English, but Netflix has picked up the rights already.

The original plan was for the English version of the book to be out in June, but now as a result of the Covid-19 global pandemic, all plans have been moved to September. 

The English cover for Elena Ferrante's 'The Lying Life of Adults' (Netflix)

Here is everything you need to know about the Netflix adaptation. 

Release date

The official release date for 'The Lying Life of Adults' is not announced yet. We will update this article when it drops.

Plot

According to the official synopsis released by Netflix, 'The Lying Life of Adults' "is a powerful and singular portrayal of Giovanna’s transition from childhood to adolescence in the 90s. A girl in search of 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. Adrift, she vacillates between these two cities, falling into one then climbing back to the other."

Cast

The cast for 'The Lying Life of Adults' is not finalised so far. We will update this article when we get details. 

Creators

'The Lying Life of Adults' is written by the beloved Italian author Elena Ferrante, the pseudonymous Italian novelist who has maintained her anonymity throughout her career. In 2016, Time magazine called Ferrante one of the 100 most influential people.

Felipe Tewes, Director of Local Language Original Series at Netflix said, "We are incredibly honored to be entrusted to develop a series based on The Lying Life of Adults. Elena Ferrante books have inspired and captivated audiences in Italy and around the world, and we are thrilled to bring her latest endeavor 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". 

Trailers

There is no trailer for the series yet since Netflix only just released an announcement video. We will update this article when the trailer arrives.



 

The announcement was narrated by a special Elena Ferrante fan, Italian singer Emma Marrone. Set in the 1990s, 'The Lying Life of Adults' will tell the story of a young girl from a rich background. She is brought to the working-class side of Naples after the disappearance of her aunt. 

Where to watch

Elena Ferrante's 'The Lying Life of Adults' will be available on Netflix. Official release dates aren't out yet. 

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