Banijay Studios Italy Producing My Ballerina for Mediaset


Mediaset in Italy has commissioned the coming-of-age romance thriller Luce Dei Tuoi Occhi (My Ballerina), which Banijay Studios Italy is producing.

The 12-episode prime-time series will be filmed later this year in the city of Vicenza and will be one of the first TV shows to be filmed in Italy according to the new COVID-19 safety protocols. The drama is set against the backdrop of a dance academy, and its protagonist is Emma Conti (Anna Valle; Sorelle, La compagnia del cigno), an international star and choreographer.

Massimo Del Frate, head of drama at Banijay Studios Italy, commented: “At the heart of Luce Dei Tuoi Occhi there is a dark secret. Heralding drama from the start, the story unravels in the beautiful Vicenza’s Palladian surroundings, steeped in culture and ballet but also in sickening lies. Anna Valle and Giuseppe Zeno interpret two captivating characters, and are protagonists of a story with very contemporary tones, a universal appeal and aimed at audiences of all ages.”

Mediaset retains the rights for Luce Dei Tuoi Occhi for Italy and Spain, while all other international rights sit with Banijay Rights.