March 22, 2022

HBO announced today that My Brilliant Friend has been renewed for a fourth and final season. The news comes a month after the drama returned for its 8-episode third season, which again has been garnering high critical praise.

Adapted for television from Elena Ferrante's quadrilogy of novels, 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 4 of My Brilliant Friend will be based on 'The Story Of The Lost Child,' which is the fourth book in the series.