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Source: HBO

Ferrante Lovers, Meet the Cast of HBO's 'My Brilliant Friend'

By Pippa Raga

Ferrante fans, mark your calendars. November 18th will be the happiest day since Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay came out to complete the Neapolitan Quartet back in 2013. That's because My Brilliant Friend, an adaptation of the elusive Elena Ferrante's first novel, will be hitting the small screen and premiering on HBO this coming Sunday.

My Brilliant Friend, which starts off the 60-year friendship told in the Neapolitan Novels, follows a young Lenu and Lila as they grow up in post-World War II Naples. Since the books have been read by over 10 million people worldwide, Ferrante feverists are expecting the TV adaptation to be the real deal.

And though some are confused, to say the least, about the HBO series being directed by a man — Saverio Costanzo, of 2014's Hungry Hearts — most are eager to know who will bring the timeless Lenu and Lila to life.