Piero Messina set to direct the second season of Suburra
by Vittoria Scarpa
- The director of The Wait will be the new face behind the camera of the successful Italian Netflix crime series, alongside Andrea Molaioli. Filming kicks off in March
Shooting of the second series of Suburra will kick off between the end of March and the beginning of April. The first series of the very successful Italian crime series, produced by Cattleya in collaboration with Rai Fiction, was launched in over 190 countries last October on Netflix (read the news here). And this time there's a new face behind the camera: Piero Messina. The 36-year-old director of The Wait [+see also:
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interview: Piero Messina
film profile] (in competition at Venice Film Festival in 2015) will work with Andrea Molaioli (The Girl by the Lake [+see also:
film profile], The Jewel [+see also:
film profile] - confirmed after directing the first series with Michele Placido and Giuseppe Capotondi), for what promises to be a season that's even richer in action, drama and power games.
Still inspired by the homonymous book by Carlo Bonini and Giancarlo di Cataldo, the eight new episodes of the series that sees the Church, corrupt politicians and organised crime clash in a bloody struggle for control of the coast of Ostia, are written by Barbara Petronio, who is also responsible for editorial supervision, along with Ezio Abbate and Fabrizio Bettelli. The protagonists will be the same characters who won over the audience in the first series: Aureliano (Alessandro Borghi), Spadino (Giacomo Ferrara, just seen at Rotterdam in Look Up [+see also:
film profile]) and Lele (Eduardo Valdarnini), determined to climb the capital’s criminal power ladder; as well as the ambitious financial consultant linked to the Sara Monaschi Church (Claudia Gerini), the politician Amedeo Cinaglia (Filippo Nigro) and the ruthless boss Samurai (Francesco Acquaroli). Which new alliances will be strengthened and what new strategies will they devise to gain control of the Roman coastline?
The second season of Suburra will be released on the Internet TV platform Netflix (109 million subscribers worldwide) between the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019.
(Translated from Italian)
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