Amazon is moving into Italian originals with a multigenre slate comprising “Bang Bang Baby,” a Milan-set mob drama with a young woman at its center, a comedy series centered around popular local star Carlo Verdone, and an unscripted food travelogue titled “Dinner Club.”  The streamer’s first forays into Italian scripted content were announced Thurs...

American media services provider Netflix is to open a base in Rome within the next year, it has been confirmed. The news comes several months after the founder of Netflix, Reed Hastings, announced that the media giant was planning to open a base in Italy. The new Netflix base in Rome, whose location has not been released yet, will employ up to 30 p...

“My Brilliant Friend – The Story of a New Name,” the second season of Italian pubcaster RAI and HBO’s TV series based on Elena Ferrante’s bestselling “Neapolitan Novels,” was unveiled on Tuesday in Italy where the hotly anticipated show will start airing on RAI in February. “New Name” will launch on RAI on Feb. 10, after a 3-day event release in It...

New York, 1905. Tra i tanti giovani sardi arrivati nella Grande Mela alla ricerca di nuove opportunità c’era anche il ventiseienne Augusto Bissiri. Proveniva da Seui, un piccolo centro della Barbagia Di Seulo, con la valigia ricolma di speranze e di fogli su cui annotava disegni e calcoli: già, perché era un inventore, Augusto. Nel 1906, appena un...

Joe Santini Sr.'s “15 minutes of fame” was more like 30 minutes in television time, but for those living in Lockport's prominently-Italian “West End,” it translated into a lifetime of respect and admiration. Most of us still didn't have color television sets when Joe first appeared on the famed local bowling program, “Beat the Champ.” Up through th...

The New Pope debuts on HBO Monday, January 13th. There's an argument to be made that Catholicism is to Paolo Sorrentino's The Young/New Pope television series as Media is to Succession, as Oil was to Dallas and Dynasty, as Wine was to Falcon Crest, as McMansions are to the Real Housewives. Which is to say: merely the setting, the ostensible backdro...

Italian TV continues to make it big around the world. Some of its most popular telly exports are sold to eager stations around the world. Many of these have been on the screen for quite some time, while other newcomers have made quite an impact in their timeframes. Here's my guide to some of the best known Italian TV programmes around today! Inspec...

Al via la terza edizione di "Meraviglie - La penisola dei tesori", il seguitissimo programma condotto da Alberto Angela, che sarà trasmesso anche su Rai Italia. Quattro le puntate di questa nuova stagione, che costituiscono un viaggio tra opere, luoghi, sistemi di vita assolutamente particolari che testimoniano la creatività e l’ingegno dei nostri...

Back in the Noughties, it was the series that everyone talked about. Such was the power of The Sopranos that it even managed to put long-forgotten 70s rockers like Boston and Journey back in the charts. And now, thanks to streaming services and the way people watch television these days — even though the cameras stopped rolling in 2007 — the series...

The creator of the longest-running cooking show on national television will return to her alma mater this year — St. Mary’s High School. Mary Ann Esposito and her husband, Guy, are 1960 graduates of St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster. She is the creator, host and chef of the nationally televised PBS series, “Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito,” wh...