Ahead of the launch of the new general entertainment brand “Star” on Disney+ next week, Disney has announced that it has commissioned a new mafia series for Disney+ in Italy, which will be a brand new “Star Original” called ‘The Good Mothers’.
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 will consist of 6 episodes and was originally going to be made in English, but Disney decided it would be more authentic in Italian.
A Star Original for Disney+, the series is 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 based on the gripping book by Foreign Press Association award-winning journalist Alex Perry.
The series follows the shocking true story of three women who were born into the most deadly and wealthy of the Italian mafia clans and how they worked with a courageous female prosecutor to bring it down. They must fight their own families for the right to survive and build a new future for their children.
Juliette Howell told Deadline:
“Stephen has written beautifully crafted scripts which don’t celebrate or glorify male violence, and don’t focus on the more operational detail of a global crime syndicate. The Good Mothers tells us about the women, not as accessories, but as fully rounded characters in their own right; as wives, mothers and daughters who show grit, determination, and astounding courage in the face of the murderous misogyny of their husbands, fathers, and brothers. It is an intimate and authentic emotional thriller that gives these women and their children a voice.
No release date for this series has yet been announced.
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