December 6, 2018

HBO has announced that My Brilliant Friend will be returning for a second season. The drama premiered last month for an eight-episode run that has garnered high praise from both critics and audiences.

Adapted for television from Elena Ferrante's first novel in a four-part series, the show follows Elena Greco, an elderly author who discovers that a lifelong friend of hers named Lila has disappeared. Learning this causes Elena to reflect back on their budding friendship in Naples, Italy in the 1950s, going on to cover over 60 years of their lives as Elena describes the mystery of Lila.

Season 2 will reportedly be based on the second book in the series, titled The Story of a New Name. Other than that, details are scant at this point. There is no time frame for a return, but late 2019 appears likely.