Suburra: Blood on Rome
Suburra: Blood on Rome (Italian: Suburra - La serie) is an Italian crime drama web television series set in Rome and a prequel to the 2015 film Suburra, in turn inspired by the novel of the same name by Giancarlo De Cataldo and Carlo Bonini. The series was developed by Daniele Cesarano and Barbara Petronio for Netflix, making it the first Italian-language original television series produced by the company. It is produced by Cattleya in association with Rai Fiction and Bartleby Film.
|Suburra: Blood on Rome|
|Italian||Suburra - La serie|
|Country of origin||Italy|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||18 (list of episodes)|
|Production location(s)||Rome, Italy|
|Running time||42–62 minutes|
|Picture format||4K (Ultra HD)|
|Original release||October 6, 2017 –|
Suburra draws from the real life events of the Mafia Capitale investigation and focuses on power clashes and corruption among organized crime, politicians and churchmen. The series revolves around Aureliano Adami (Alessandro Borghi), an Ostia-based gang member, and his relations with Alberto "Spadino" Anacleti (Giacomo Ferrara), a Sinti gang member, and Gabriele "Lele" Marchilli (Eduardo Valdarnini), the only son of a policeman who becomes involved in crime. Samurai (Francesco Acquaroli), an antagonist to the Adamis, is the head of Roman organized crime and contact for the Sicilian Mafia in Rome; he approaches politician Amedeo Cinaglia (Filippo Nigro) to aid in his Ostia affairs. Sara Monaschi (Claudia Gerini) is a Vatican financial auditor for lands in Ostia.
The world premiere of the series was on 1 September 2017 at the 74th Venice Film Festival, where the first two episodes were screened as part of the Il Cinema nel Giardino section. All episodes of the first season premiered worldwide on 6 October 2017. The series was also set to air on the Italian television network Rai 2 in 2018, but its premiere was postponed to 15 February 2019. On 30 January 2018, the series was renewed for a second season, whose production began on 3 April 2018 and ended on 8 August 2018. The 8-episode second season was released on 22 February 2019. On 2 April 2019, Netflix announced the renewal for a third season, expected for 2020. On 4 December 2019, Netflix announced that the third season will be its last.
Cast and charactersEdit
- Alessandro Borghi as Aureliano Adami – Italian Ostia-based gang member
- Giacomo Ferrara as Alberto "Spadino" Anacleti – a homosexual Sinti gang member
- Eduardo Valdarnini as Gabriele "Lele" Marchilli (seasons 1–2) – the only son of a policeman, he becomes involved in crime due to a debt with the Samurai; he later joins the police-force himself
- Francesco Acquaroli as "Samurai" – a former militant neo-fascist terrorist, he is the head of Roman organized crime and contact for the Sicilian Mafia in Rome
- Filippo Nigro as Amedeo Cinaglia – a politician approached by Samurai
- Claudia Gerini as Sara Monaschi – a Vatican financial auditor
- Adamo Dionisi as Manfredi Anacleti – a Sinti crime gang leader and Spadino's older brother
- Barbara Chichiarelli as Livia Adami (seasons 1–2) – Aureliano's sister
- Federico Tocci as Tullio Adami (main season 1, guest season 2) – Aureliano's father
- Gerasimos Skiadaresis as Monsignor Theodosiou (season 1) – a pious yet sinful Vatican monsignor
- Elisabetta De Palo as Countess Sveva Della Rocca Croce (seasons 1–2) – a powerful aristocrat
- Carlotta Antonelli as Angelica Sale – Spadino's wife
- Renato Marchetti as Franco Marchilli (main season 1, featured season 2) – a policeman and Lele's father
- Paola Sotgiu as Adelaide Anacleti – Manfredi and Spadino's mother
- Augusto Zucchi as Cardinal Cosimo Giunti (seasons 1–2) – member of the Vatican commission
- Stefano Santospago as Sandro Monaschi (main season, featured season 2) – Sara's husband
- Lucia Mascino as Gabriella – member of parliament and Amedeo's ex-wife
- Lorena Cesarini as Isabelle Mbamba (season 1) – a prostitute and Aureliano's love interest
- Diego Ribon as Stefano Forsini (main season 1, featured season 2) – member of parliament and Gabriella's new husband
- Pietro Ragusa as Gianni Taccon (season 1) – a new member of Amedeo's municipal commission
- Jacopo Venturiero as Adriano Latelli (season 2) – a clandestine neo-fascist radio host
- Rosa Diletta Rossi as Alice (recurring season 1, main season 2) – Amedeo's second wife
- Federica Sabatini as Nadia Gravoni (season 2) – daughter of a small boss of Ostia who establishes a personal and business relationship with Aureliano
- Cristina Pelliccia as Cristiana Massoli (season 2) – a policewoman and Lele's colleague
- Alessandro Bernardini as Guerri "Boiardo" (recurring season 1, main season 2) – Samurai's right-hand man
- Stefano Fabrizi as Romolo Lucci (recurring season 1, main season 2) – a soldier of the Adamis
- Alessandro Proietti as Alex (season 2) – an Anacleti family member, loyal to Adelaide
- Alberto Cracco as Cardinal Fiorenzo Nascari (season 2)
- Fiorenza Tessari as Mara (recurring season 1, main season 2) – a policewoman, Lele's father's love interest
- Emmanuele Aita as Ferdinando Badali – a member of the Cosa Nostra
- Pietro Biondi as Cardinal Pascagni (recurring season 1, guest season 2)
- Alessio De Persio as Vincenzo Sale – a Sinti boss and Angelica's father
- Daniele Amendola as Aldo (season 1) – one of Manfredi's soldiers
- Maurizio Bianucci as Aristide Gramini (season 1) – a municipal councillor
- Andrea Cavatorta as Serri (season 1) – a municipal councillor
- Paolo Gattini as Gianni (season 1)
- Daniele Locci as Boris (season 1) – Manfredi and Alberto's cousin
- Alessandro Rossi as Giacomo Finucci (season 1) – a corrupt member of Amedeo's municipal commission
- Mario Sgueglia as Ezio Quirino (season 1) – accountant to the Adami family and Livia's love interest
- Valentino Campitelli as Magnaccia (season 1) – a pimp
- Aleph Viola as Teo (season 2) – a boy with whom Spadino has a secret relationship
- Gabriele Rizzoli as a young Aureliano Adami (season 2)
- Gianluca Gobbi as Enrico Barsacci (season 2)
- Antonio Bannò as Flavio Lucci (season 2) – Romolo's son
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