The Mafia Kills Only in Summer (TV series)

Mafia Only Kills in Summer (Italian: La mafia uccide solo d'estate) is an Italian 2016 television series written by Pif, directed by Luca Ribuoli, produced and broadcast by RAI. Based on the homonym 2013 film, also directed by Pif, it was first aired on Rai 1 from 21 November to 20 December 2016. In the United Kingdom the series was broadcast by Channel 4.[1]

Mafia Only Kills in Summer
ItalianLa mafia uccide solo d'estate
GenreComedy, drama, period drama
Created byPif, Michele Astori, Michele Pellegrini
Based on
Directed byLuca Ribuoli
StarringClaudio Gioè
Anna Foglietta
Nino Frassica
Francesco Scianna
Angela Curri
Edoardo Buscetta
Theme music composerSanti Pulvirenti
Country of originItaly
Original languagesItalian, Sicilian
No. of series2
No. of episodes24 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time50 minutes
Release
Original networkRAI
Original release21 November 2016 (2016-11-21)[1]
External links
Website

PlotEdit

The voice-over narrator of the whole series is an adult Salvatore Giammarresi (Pif), a 10-year-old boy (Edoardo Buscetta) that tells the story of an ordinary family of Palermo, his one, in the late 1970s.

The ordinary events, viewed from the kid's point of view, are mixed with the historical facts, regarding the Sicilian Mafia (Cosa Nostra), which characterized the city in that period. Alternating reality and TV fiction, there are various storylines related to the Sack of Palermo, to the personal friendship of Salvatore with Boris Giuliano or Mario Francese (both killed by the Mafia in 1979), etc.

Despite being set during 1979 and 1980, within the fiction there are some flashbacks in which the narration develops in different periods.[2]

CastEdit

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (2016)Edit

Episode
(overall)
Episode
(season)
Title[4][5] Original air date
1
1
La mafia non esiste 21 November 2016
2
2
Fideiussioni e minchiate varie
3
3
Uomini del Colorado 28 November 2016
4
4
Tore
5
5
Anche i mafiosi vanno in paradiso 6 December 2016
6
6
Liggio + 2
7
7
Un cornuto e mezzo 13 December 2016
8
8
Milinciane ammuttunate
9
9
Picciuli e piruocchi 19 December 2016
10
10
Difendere la democrazia
11
11
Gente di parola 20 December 2016
12
12
Piccoli eroi

Season 2 (2018)Edit

Soon after the season 1 finale, Pif declared that he was working to write the second season, and confirmed that it will be aired in 2018.[6][7][8][9][10]

Episode
(overall)
Episode
(season)
Title[11][12] Original air date
13
1
L'apostolo rosa 26 April 2018
14
2
Pezzo di fango e cornuto
15
3
Santuzze e pitonesse 3 May 2018
16
4
Finché c'è disperazione c'è speranza
17
5
Rime baciate 10 May 2018
18
6
Carbone per il presidente
19
7
Bulli e pupe 17 May 2018
20
8
La mafia è un parallelepipedo
21
9
Un fatto di chimica 24 May 2018
22
10
La fortuna è lieve
23
11
L'inno del carrubo 31 May 2018
24
12
Il posto dei civili

Possible future seasonsEdit

Interviewed in April 2018, Pif discussed about the possibility of future seasons, because his intent is to narrate the events occurred in Palermo at least until the ones of 1992 (Capaci and Via D'Amelio bombings), as it happened in the 2013 film.[13]

LocationsEdit

The series is set mainly in Palermo, in which sometimes are also shown various cultural heritage sites, typical cuisine products or suburban boroughs as Mondello. Part of some episodes is set in various locations of the province as Partinico, Isola delle Femmine, Ficuzza, Corleone, the Garcia Dam and the mount Rocca Busambra.

The fiction was shot between Sicily and Lazio, principally at Civita Castellana, a town of the Province of Viterbo.[14]

See alsoEdit

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