A recent study conducted by Parrot Analytics, and published by Corriere della Sera, has used Demand Expressions, the index that measures the interest in TV products taking into account streaming, downloads and interactions on social networks, to determine which are the most popular Italian series abroad. The unsurprising results see ‘Medici‘, ‘Gomorrah‘, and ‘The young Pope’ in the first three positions of the ranking.

The historical drama about the House of Medici,


produced by Lux Vide for Rai1, tells the rise of the Florentine family in the splendid Florentine Renaissance scenery. Two seasons have been aired – ‘Medici: Masters of Florence‘ and ‘Medici: The Magnificent‘ – and have been particularly appreciated in Russia, France, Belgium, and Poland. A third season is currently under production.

On the second step of the podium, the famous ‘Gomorrah‘ produced by Sky Atlantic and based on the novel of the same name by Roberto Saviano. Three seasons of the crime drama have been distributed in 190 countries and the fourth one will be released on March 29th.

The Young Pope

The bronze medal went to Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘The Young Pope‘, miniseries starring Jude Law, which will be followed by ‘The New Pope‘ in 2019, and that is very popular in Eastern Europe.

The rest of the ranking includes: the animated series ‘Winx Club’; ‘Baby‘, teen drama inspired by the story of the baby in the Italian capital; ‘Rome‘, international co-production between HBO, BBC and RaiFiction; the animated series ‘Mia and Me’; ‘SKAM Italia’, based on the Norwegian format; ‘Inspector Montalbano’ with Luca Zingarett; and Sky’s miniseries ‘Mani Pulite’.

Ilona Catani Scarlett

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