Elena Ferrante’s The Lying Life of Adults to be Netflix series

Elena Ferrante’s The Lying Life of Adults to be Netflix series

Netflix and Fandango will develop a series based on The Lying Life of Adults by Italian novelist Elena Ferrante. 

The Lying Life of Adults portrays protagonist Giovanna’s transition from childhood to adolescence in Naples in the 1990s. 

The book was released by Edizioni E/O in Italy in 2019 and will be published in the UK by Europa Editions on 1st September.

Felipe Tewes, director of local language original series at Netflix commented: "Elena Ferrante books have inspired and captivated audiences in Italy and around the world, and we are thrilled to bring her latest endeavour 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."

Fandango’s founder Domenico Procacci 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."