Earlier tonight, at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival,  the upcoming Italian Disney+ Original series, “The Good Mothers”, has won the Berlinale Series Award, which was established this year, and the first prize to be awarded specifically for a series in the festival’s history.

Based on a true story, “The Good Mothers” follows the story of Denise, daughter of Lea Garofalo, Maria Concetta Cacciola and Giuseppina Pesce, three women who dared to defy the ‘Ndrangheta mafia. To help them, prosecutor Anna Colace, having just arrived in Calabria, has an intuition: to be able to defeat the ‘Ndrangheta clans, you need to focus on the women. It is a strategy that brings with it great risk: The ‘Ndrangheta is famous and feared for its iron fist and insidious power. “The Good Mothers” follows Denise, Giuseppina and Maria Concetta in their attempt to free themselves from the criminal power and collaborate with the authorities.

 The cast includes Gaia Girace (“My Brilliant Friend”) as Denise Cosco, Valentina Bellè (“Catch-22”, “Medici”) as Giuseppina Pesce, Barbara Chichiarelli (“Suburra – The series”, “Bad Tales”) as Anna Colace, Francesco Colella (“ZeroZeroZero”, “Trust”) as Carlo Cosco, Simona Distefano (“The Traitor”) as Concetta Cacciola, Andrea Dodero (“Thou Shalt Not Hate”) as Carmine and with Micaela Ramazzotti (“Like Crazy”, “The First Beautiful Thing”) as Lea Garofalo. 

Based on the gripping book by Foreign Press Association award-winning journalist Alex Perry and adapted for the screen by BAFTA nominee Stephen Butchard (Bagdad CentralThe Last Kingdom), the project is directed by BAFTA and EMMY nominated Julian Jarrold (The Crown, Becoming Jane) and award-winning Elisa Amoruso ( SirleyChiara Ferragni: Unposted) and is produced by House Productions (“Sherwood”, “The Wonder”) and Wildside (“My Brilliant Friend”, “Anna”) a Fremantle company.

“The Good Mothers” is executive produced by Juliette Howell, Tessa Ross and Harriet Spencer for House Productions, Mario Gianani and Lorenzo Gangarossa for Wildside, a Fremantle Company and Alessandro Saba for Disney+.

The new series is going to be released on Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ around the world on April 5th 2023.

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Roger Palmer

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