Disney+ Italy Greenlights ‘The Lions of Sicily’ Adaptation – Deadline

Disney+ has the green light The Lions of Sicily, an Italian series based on Stefania Auci The Florios of Sicily by Paolo Genovese.

The eight parts tells the story of the Florio family. It follows the brothers Paolo and Ignazio, two small spice merchants who have escaped from a Calabria stuck in the past and in search of social redemption. In Sicily, they invent a future, transforming a small dilapidated shop into a flourishing commercial activity that the young Vincenzo, with his revolutionary ideas, will transform into an economic empire.

The series stars Michele Riondino, Miriam Leone, Donatella Finocchiaro, Vinicio Marchioni, Eduardo Scarpetta, Paolo Briguglia, Ester Pantano and Adele Cammarata.

The show is the latest to come from Disney+ Italy, which was also behind The ignorant angels.

The Lions of Sicily confirms Disney+’s commitment to creating Italian content that enriches and makes unique the already wide and varied offer of the platform,” said Daniel Frigo, Country Director of The Walt Disney Company Italy.

The series is produced by Francesco and Federico Scardamaglia for Compagnia Leone Cinematografica, and Raffaella Leone and Marco Belardi of Lotus Production. Ludovica Rampoldi and Stefano Sardo are writers.

Charles P. Patton