Rome, April 18th, 2018 – Netflix announces a new Italian genre series, Luna Nera (Black Moon).
Created by Francesca Manieri (The Miracle), Laura Paolucci (My Brilliant Friend), and Tiziana Triana, the series is about a group of women suspected of witchcraft in 17th century Italy who find power in their unity. Based on Triana’s manuscript, the series will be produced by Fandango.
After accusations of witchcraft, a teenage girl and her little brother are forced to flee their village. Finding refuge with a group of women accused of otherworldly powers, she will be forced to choose between an impossible love and her true destiny in a world divided between mysticism and reason.
Erik Barmack, VP of International Originals at Netflix, says: “We are thrilled to develop such a great story and with a new partner in Italy. The manuscript has a rich web of characters and a mythology deeply rooted in local legend and represents a fresh and original way to do a female-led show in Italy”.
“Our country boasts a wealth of stories, myths, and legends, inspiring novels, films, and even television series from all over the world.” – Domenico Procacci, Fandango SpA CEO says- “With Luna Nera, the ambition is for us to be the ones to recount this extraordinary narrative and visual imagery, seeking to reach a global public. And if this is the plan, Netflix is naturally the ideal partner for this project. Together, we have the possibility of doing something authentic, entertaining, and highly original. It’s the start of a new adventure that promises to be very exciting”.