Prime Video Renews The Bad Guy


Prime Video has ordered a second season of the Italian series The Bad Guy from Indigo Film, in collaboration with Amazon MGM Studios, Fifth Season and Rai Cinema.

Season one told the story of an incorruptible Sicilian public prosecutor who, after being convicted for Mafia activity, decided to pull off a Machiavellian revenge plan and become the bad guy he was accused of being. Season two will serve as a bridge between past and future, as he grapples with regret and remorse and the desire for a new life.

The new season of The Bad Guy will see Luigi Lo Cascio and Claudia Pandolfi reprise their roles, with Stefano Accorsi joining the series. Selene Caramazza, Giulia Maenza and Antonio Catania will return to the series as well.

The second season, created by Ludovica Rampoldi, Davide Serino and Giuseppe G. Stasi, is directed by Stasi and Giancarlo Fontana. It is written by Fortunata Apicella, Giacomo Bendotti, Giordana Mari, Rampoldi, Davide Serino and Stasi.

Rai Cinema will broadcast an original Prime Video series on linear television for the first time with The Bad Guy season two. It will also be available on Prime Video in Italy in 2025 and later on Rai, which will also broadcast the first season free-to-air. Fifth Season is handling international sales of both seasons in all other territories.

“Season two of The Bad Guy starts at the exact same point at which we left our protagonists,” Stasi and Fontana said. “And it follows them in their slow descent into the chasm in which good and evil, the good and the bad, mix together to the point of appearing undistinguishable. The playful and ironic feeling of season one persists, but in our writing together, we decided to gradually veer it toward a more intimate, emotional and tragic tone. If we were considering the score of a Requiem Mass, The Bad Guy would be the Lacrimosa.”

“We’re thrilled to bring The Bad Guy back and see where this brilliant story goes in season two,” commented Nicole Morganti, head of originals in Italy and Southern Europe at Prime Video. “The series has a great story, an extraordinary cast and an incredibly talented creative and production team, and the genre-bending approach to the series is one I’m very excited about.”

Marco Azzani, country managing director for Prime Video Italia, added, “We are constantly looking for ways to experiment with our approach to distribution, and the collaboration between Prime Video, Indigo, Rai Cinema and Fifth Season marks a step forward in our ongoing partnerships with the Italian TV and production industry. We can’t wait to share this new season with our audience after the warm reception earned by its groundbreaking storytelling on season one.”

“Season two of The Bad Guy is a significant production challenge [due to], among other things, the responsibility of living up to season one, which was so acclaimed by audiences and critics alike,” said Nicola Giuliano at Indigo Film. “We are enthusiastic about the creative work of our invaluable team of writers and the visual imagery that the directors are working on to refresh the story. The entire production effort aims to make the authors’ vision possible to give the series a particular and powerful identity, which we hope will surprise, disconcert and entertain viewers just as it is doing every day to all those talents, technical and artistic departments, who are accompanying us on this amazing journey.”

Jennifer Ebell, executive VP of EMEA sales and acquisitions at Fifth Season, added, “The Bad Guy breaks new ground in the Mafia genre—providing a fresh and unique concept as a fundamentally good character undergoes a transformation to become bad in order to seek justice and revenge. This twisty, entertaining and humorous series delivers an on-trend subject matter and a top-class cast, making it the best Italian show we’ve seen in years. The Bad Guy is exactly what buyers are looking for right now, and under this new strategic collaboration with Amazon, we look forward to introducing this smash hit series to international audiences.”