Continuing its investment in local European productions, Netflix has lined up a third Italian original series, Baby.
Baby is a coming-of-age story that explores the unseen lives of Roman high schoolers. It is loosely inspired by a true story, the baby squillo scandal. The series follows a group of Parioli teenagers in their search for identity and independence against the backdrop of forbidden love, family pressures and shared secrets. The eight-episode drama is produced by Fabula Pictures, and production is scheduled to begin in 2018.
The new Italian original follows the global launch of Suburra, the series and the announcement of the Juventus FC docuseries.
Erik Barmack, VP of international originals at Netflix, said: “We are proud to continue to invest in original content in Italy, and Baby is representative of the new, edgy programming from talented producers that we cherish. We couldn’t be more excited to start work on this show.”
Nicola De Angelis, executive producer at Fabula Pictures, added: “We are very excited to work with Netflix in bringing new voices and stories from Italy to a global audience. The great creative freedom Netflix grants us is the perfect home to break new ground in storytelling for Italian television.”