Tony Award-winning “The Lehman Trilogy” set for TV adaptation

Tony Award-winning play The Lehman Trilogy is to be made into a high-end TV series, Collider reports

Citing a report by Variety,  the outlet says the play, written by Italian playwright Stefano Massini, will be produced by Italy’s Fandango and The Apartment, the companies behind HBO’s Elena Ferrante adaptation My Brilliant Friend.

According to the outlet, the play is an ambitious retelling of the 163-year rise and fall of the Lehman brothers, three immigrant brothers who arrive in America and found an investment firm. Later, the collapse of their company causes the global financial crisis in 2008.

The series will be produced by Lorenzo Mieli of The Apartment which was behind Paolo Sorrentino’s Oscar-nominated The Hand of God, and The Young Pope and The New Pope shows. 

Mieli called the play “a marvelous and contemporary text on the intrinsic failures of a certain form of capitalism,” in a statement.

The producer also noted that it is rare for an Italian play to be celebrated outside European borders. 


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