Scripted Premieres Spanned in January from Period Drama to Contemporary Stories

Scripted Premieres Spanned in January from Period Drama to Contemporary Stories
The latest season introduced an array of captivating drama series, spanning from period pieces set in Fascist Italy to contemporary narratives. Here's an overview of the new series debuting in January on Rai and Mediaset:

On Sunday, January 7, Rai 1 commemorated its 70th anniversary of regular television broadcasts with the premiere of the TV movie "La luce nella masseria" (The Light in the Farm). The film chronicles the introduction of television to the Matera area in the 1960s through the eyes of rural farmers, particularly eleven-year-old Pinuccio, who dreams of owning a television. Produced by Eliseo Entertainment in collaboration with RAI Fiction and with support from Lucana Film Commission.

January 8

Rai 1 unveiled the historical drama series "La Storia" to critical acclaim. Adapted from Elsa Morante's novel, the series follows Ida as she conceals her Jewish heritage and confronts poverty and persecution in post-World War II Rome. The launch garnered 4.5 million viewers and a market share of 24%. Produced by Picomedia and Thalie Images in collaboration with Rai Fiction, and in co-production with Beta. Distributed by Beta Film.

January 11
Rai 1 introduced the medical drama series "Doc – Nelle Tue Mani" Season 3. The new season recorded an average of 5 million viewers (5.113 millions with an audience share of 26.9%). Produced by Lux Vide (Fremantle) and Rai Fiction.

January 17

Canale 5 premiered the drama series "I Fantastici 5" (The Fantastic 5), portraying the lives of Paralympic athletes from the Nova Lux Athletics Club. The premiere achieved 3.015 millions with an audience share of 17.5%. 

Amazon Prime Video Italy debuted the six-part crime comedy "No Activity" on Thursday, January 18, a witty portrayal of two officers awaiting assignments. Produced by Amazon MGM Studios and Grøenlandia Group (Banijay Group).

January 26
Rai 3 aired the historical docufiction special "Per un Nuovo Domani" (For a New Tomorrow) on Friday, January 26, depicting the forced displacement of Jews to Castelnuovo di Garfagnana between 1941 and 1943.

January 29
Rai 1 broadcast the period drama "La lunga notte" (The Long Night) over three consecutive evenings beginning Monday, January 29, focusing on the events leading to the end of the fascist regime in Italy. Produced by Èliseo Entertainment and Rai Fiction, the premiere captured 3.5 million viewers with an audience share of 19.8%.