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Netflix adaptation of Suburra to air in autumn

Author: Natasha Onwuemezi
Newspaper: The Bookseller
Date: Aug 3 2017

An adaptation of Europa Editions title Suburra by Carlo Bonini and Giancarlo De Cataldo is to be broadcast as a 10-part drama series for Netflix this autumn.

Suburra, a "fast-paced" crime thriller set in Rome, will be published by Europa on 24th August. The title is a "compelling and provocative" portrait of contemporary Rome that follows the story of a battle over a seaside town that is set to be converted into a gambling paradise.

Due to be broadcast in October 2017, the drama series will be produced by Italian film and TV producer Cattleya, and adapted by Daniele Cesarano and Barbara Petronio. It will be the first original series Italy Netflix has produced.

De Cataldo said: “I am very happy and excited about the imminent release of the TV series. Cattleya fell in love with the novel as soon as it was published and the film rights were acquired straight away. After the film was released Cattleya embarked on the TV series production, for which myself and my co-author Carlo Bonini are Story Editors. Having seen part of the series we are both very happy with the results, the series fully conveys the essence of our story.”

Bonini is an Italian writer and journalist for Italian national newspaper, La Repubblica. De Cataldo is a novelist, essayist and screenwriter.

A feature film based on the title was released last year.