Prime Video announces 2nd season of Italian Original series The Bad Guy with Luigi Lo Cascio and Claudia Pandolfi. New entry Stefano Accorsi

Prime Video announces 2nd season of Italian Original series The Bad Guy with Luigi Lo Cascio and Claudia Pandolfi. New entry Stefano Accorsi
Prime Video announced today the renewal for a second season of the Italian Original series "The Bad Guy" starring Luigi Lo Cascio and Claudia Pandolfi, joined for this new season by Stefano Accorsi. Also joining them in the cast are Selene Caramazza, Giulia Maenza, and Antonio Catania. The filming of the second season took place in Lazio, Emilia Romagna, and Sicily.

The first season of "The Bad Guy," acclaimed by both audiences and critics, told the incredible story of Nino Scotellaro (Lo Cascio), an upright Sicilian public prosecutor who, after being convicted of mafia-related charges, decides to enact a Machiavellian plan of revenge, becoming the "bad guy" he was unjustly made out to be. This second season serves as a bridge between past and future, between ghosts of regrets and remorse and the desire for a new, unattainable life, in a narrative that blends crime with dark comedy.

Directed by Giuseppe G. Stasi and Giancarlo Fontana, created by Ludovica Rampoldi, Davide Serino, and Giuseppe G. Stasi, and written by Fortunata Apicella, Giacomo Bendotti, Giordana Mari, Ludovica Rampoldi, Davide Serino, and Giuseppe G. Stasi, the second season of "The Bad Guy" is produced by Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima, Carlotta Calori, Viola Prestieri of Indigo Film in co-production with Amazon MGM Studios, in association with international distributor FIFTH SEASON and in collaboration with Rai Cinema, which will broadcast an Original Prime Video series on linear television for the first time. The second season of "The Bad Guy" will debut in Italy on Prime Video in 2025, and subsequently, Rai will also air the first season. International sales for both the first and second seasons will be handled by FIFTH SEASON.

"The second season of 'The Bad Guy' picks up right where we left off with our protagonists. It follows them in their slow descent into the abyss where Good and Evil, Heroes and Villains blur to the point of being indistinguishable. The playful and ironic flavor of the first season persists, but in our collaborative writing effort, we decided to gradually shift it towards a more introspective, emotional, and tragic tone. If we were faced with the score of a Requiem Mass, 'The Bad Guy' would be the Lacrimosa," recounted Giuseppe G. Stasi and Giancarlo Fontana.

"We are thrilled to bring back 'The Bad Guy' to the audience, and to see the direction this brilliant narrative will take in the second season," commented Nicole Morganti, head of Originals, Italy & Southern Europe, Prime Video. "This series offers an innovative and captivating story, an extraordinary cast - which will hold more beautiful surprises in this season as well - a creative and productive team of great talents, and an exciting approach that experiments with and revolutionizes genres."

"We are always looking for new ways to experiment with our approach to distribution, and the collaboration with Indigo Film, Rai Cinema, and FIFTH SEASON marks a step forward in our relationship with the Italian industry and productions from our country. We can't wait to share this new season with our audience after the enthusiastic reception it gave to the innovative narrative style of the first season," stated Marco Azzani, Country Managing Director of Prime Video Italy.

"The second season of 'The Bad Guy' represents an important production challenge, also in the responsibility of living up to a first season that was so loved by both audiences and critics. We are excited about the creative work of our invaluable writing team and the visual imagery that the directors are creating to revitalize the story. All the production effort aims to make the authors' vision possible to give the series a strong and peculiar identity, which we hope will surprise, disconcert, and entertain viewers just as every day happens to all those, talents, technical and artistic departments, who are accompanying us on this incredible journey," declared Nicola Giuliano, Indigo Film.

Jennifer Ebell, EVP of EMEA Sales and Acquisitions at FIFTH SEASON, added: "The Bad Guy innovates the 'mafia stories' genre with a fresh and original concept in which a fundamentally good protagonist undergoes a transformation to become a villain in pursuit of justice and revenge. This complex, gripping, and entertaining series offers a contemporary subject and a first-class cast, making it the best Italian show we've seen in recent years. The Bad Guy is exactly what buyers are looking for right now, and in this new strategic collaboration with Amazon, we look forward to bringing this highly successful series back to the international audience."