The new show Strappare lungo i bordi (Tear Along the Dotted Line) by Italian artist Zerocalcare is the most bingeable new series on Netflix at just six 15-minute episodes. Zerocalcare, whose real name is Michele Rech, is an Italian cartoonist. His artist name means ‘no limestone’ as he drew inspiration from a TV spot about an anti-scale treatment p...

ITsART, an innovative streaming platform dubbed the ‘Netflix of Italian Culture,’ was rolled out across 26 European countries on Tuesday, with plans to expand into the U.S. and China next year. Commissioned by Italy’s culture ministry, ITsART is an ad-supported and transactional-VOD service touted as the first streamer of its kind globally. It curr...

Netflix Italy takes a dive into the offbeat world of Rome cartoonist Michele Rech, better known as Zerocalcare, with a new animated mini-series called Tear Along the Dotted Line. The show, whose original Italian title is Strappare lungo i bordi, has been launched in 190 countries around the world and is available in several languages including Engl...

Netflix is moving forward with its Elena Ferrante series adaptation, “The Lying Life of Adults,” which will start shooting in Naples in October with Neapolitan helmer Edoardo De Angelis (“Indivisible”) directing and Valeria Golino playing a prominent role. “Lying Life of Adults” leads a slate of Netflix Italian original series projects — several of...

The beautiful Black creative golden age that we’ve been experiencing is now making its way to Italy. Zero, which debuts on Netflix Italia on Wednesday, is sure to be a part of it. A series with a majority Black cast, the story centers on a teen named Omar/Zero (Giuseppe Dave Seke), whose ability to become invisible is a metaphor for the erasure tha...

Netflix have released the trailer for their drama about Roberto Baggio’s life and career, titled Baggio: The Divine Ponytail. It is a dramatisation of the Italy international’s experiences, from childhood through to superstardom, the Ballon d’Or and the USA ’94 World Cup. Netflix have now released the trailer and given a start date of May 26. It wi...

Netflix, the American media services provider, has underscored its strong links with Rome by choosing to open a base in the Via Veneto area of the capital. The Rome launch by the US streaming  giant was delayed by the covid-19 pandemic however it now plans to open in the Italian capital in the second half of 2021, according to Variety.