The upcoming Italian Disney+ Original series, “The Good Mothers”, is going to be screened during the Berlin Film Festival and is going to be one of seven shows competing in the inaugural Berlinale Series Award.
This new Italian series, “The Good Mothers”, offers a unique twist on the crime genre: this is the mafia seen entirely from the women’s perspectives. The series consists of six episodes, and it was originally going to be made in English, but Disney decided it would be more authentic in Italian.
It has been executive produced by Juliette Howell and Tessa Ross for House Productions (Brexit: The Uncivil War) and Mario Gianani and Lorenzo Gangarossa for Wildside, written by BAFTA Award-winning Stephen Butchard (Baghdad Central), and is based on the gripping book by Foreign Press Association award-winning journalist Alex Perry.
The new Italian series will be going up against the German HBO Max original “Spy Master”, a Scandinavian thriller called “Agent”, and a Norwegian show, “The Architect”. Along with the Australian teen drama, “Bad Behaviour”, the Indian series, “Dahaad ” and the Chinese show, “Why Try To Change Me Now”.
The winner will be chosen by an international jury consisting of actor André Holland (The Eddy, Berlinale Series 2020; Bones and All; Moonlight), Danna Stern (executive producer, global content executive and founder of yes Studios, known for Shtisel, Fauda, On the Spectrum and Your Honour, among others), and Mette Heeno (screenwriter and creator, Splitting up together, Berlinale Series 2016, Snow Angels, Berlinale Series 2021). The Berlinale Series Award ceremony will take place on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023.
No release date for “The Good Mothers” has been announced.
Are you looking forward to seeing this new Italian Disney+ Original series?