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The new TV series based on Elena Ferrante’s novel The Lying Life of Adults will premiere on Netflix on 4th January 2023.

The Lying Life of Adults, the 6-episode series produced by Fandango and based on the novel of the same name by Elena Ferrante, published by Europa Editions in UK and US, will debut globally on Netflix on 4th January 2023.

Netflix released today the teaser key art, which offers an intriguing glimpse into the series directed by Edoardo De Angelis and starring Valeria Golino in the role of Vittoria, and newcomer Giordana Marengo in that of Giovanna. Alessandro Preziosi (“Medici”) plays Giovanna's father, Andrea, while Pina Turco (“Gomorrah”, the series) plays her mother, Nella.

The Lying Life of Adults is written by Elena Ferrante, Laura Paolucci, Francesco Piccolo and Edoardo De Angelis.

The series is a powerful and unique portrait of the young protagonist’s transition from childhood to adolescence during the 1990s.

Giovanna’s pretty face has changed: it’s turning into the face of an ugly, spiteful adolescent. But is she seeing things as they really are? Where must she look to find her true reflection and a life she can claim as her own?

Giovanna’s search leads her to two kindred cities that fear and detest one another: 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.

“Incendiary.”—Mail on Sunday

“Intense.”—Financial Times

“Deeply moving.”—The Guardian

“Modern, urgent, truthful.”—The Telegraph

The novel, translated by Ann Goldstein, was published by by Edizioni E/O in Italy on 7 November 2019 and by Europa Editions on 1 September 2020. It has been published in 37 countries so far.