Best new Italian TV Shows (2017 overview - TV & Netflix)



There probably won’t be an Italian series that gained as momentum as Gomorra (2015) in the near future, but Italians know their drama. Here you’ll find a list with the best shows from Italy.
The Vore's TV staff selects the top best Italian TV series of 2017 on TV, DVD or Netflix. Are Giovanni Bianconi, Stefano Bises & Leonardo Fasoli Italy's best creators?


Italy country statistics

Italy2017
Country popularity
81%
Country ranking#10
Familiar facesEugenio Franceschini, Valentina Bellè & Andrea Bosca
Trending showsGrand Hotel, Gomorra & Il giovane Montalbano
Amount of country shows per year from 2010 to 2017

12 Italian TV series scheduled for release this year.

Italy is no longer just in the crime detective & drama business - it's trying its luck at the popular horror genre with zombie series and horror thrillers coming our way. The amount of co-productions and English language shows is also rising, like HBO's The Young Pope by Paolo Sorrentino

2017 releases - most anticipated titles to watch

The Young Pope (17-1-2017 | HBO)

Jude law is magnificent as the handsome yet dangerously conservative young pope who wants to bring back the Catholic Church as the mysterious exclusive and strict entity it once was. In the meanwhile we can enjoy all the gossip and politics at the Vatican. This HBO production was created by no other than Paolo Sorrentino, the hottest current Italian film director (La Grande Bellezza)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6we2blItR4s
CreatorPaolo Sorrentino
StarringJude Law, Diane Keaton & Silvio Orlando
Themescatholicism, christianity, religion, biblical,
CountryItaly United States

The Reaping (17-1-2017 )

The paths of nine people cross when they are brought together by weird, violent events taking place in a little town.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hNOHnCjZD8
CreatorRoberto D'Antona
Starring Roberto D'Antona, Annamaria Lorusso & Michael Segal
Themesmystery, thriller,
CountryItaly

Best Italian TV series on Netflix or DVD in 2017

Best Italian TV series out on DVD, Bluray or VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  1. Gomorra (Since 6-5-2014 , Season: 1 - Sky Atlantic)
  2. The famous series about a power struggle within an Italian maffia organisation.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aq_0qJoUzvU

    CreatorGiovanni Bianconi, Stefano Bises & Leonardo Fasoli
    StarringMarco D'Amore, Fortunato Cerlino & Maria Pia Calzone
    Similar tv showsRomanzo Criminale
    Themesmafia, crime, drama,
    Keywordsadventurous, controversial, dramatic, intense,
    CountryItaly
    Rating
    90%
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

  3. Romnazo criminale (Since 10-11-2008 , Season: 2 - Sky Cinema)
  4. A criminal named Lebanese has one dream and one dream only: conquer the underworld of Rome.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Olvcfgan0c4

    CreatorGiancarlo De Cataldo
    StarringVinicio Marchioni, Mauro Meconi & Edoardo Pesce
    Similar tv showsGomorra
    Themesjustice, mafia, crime, drama,
    Keywordsaction-packed, dynamic, historical, thrilling,
    CountryItaly
    Rating
    75%
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  5. Il giovane Montalbano (Since 23-2-2012 , Season: 2 - Rai 1)
  6. A young detective solves mysterious crimes in Sicilia.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEE-7yg6vIQ

    CreatorFrancesco Bruni & Andrea Camilleri
    StarringMichele Riondino, Andrea Tidona & Fabrizio Pizzuto
    Similar tv showsIl commissario Montalbano
    Themespolice, village, crime, mystery,
    Keywordsabsurd, adventurous, clever, dramatic,
    CountryItaly
    Rating
    80%
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  7. Boris (Since 16-4-2007 , Season: 3 - Sky Italia)
  8. The crazy misadventures of a crew filming a low budget television series.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nsC9hZAFwo

    CreatorLuca Manzi & Carlo Mazzotta
    StarringLuca Amorosino, Antonino Bruschetta & Paolo Calabresi
    Similar tv showsEntourage
    Themesfilmmaking, comedy,
    Keywordsabsurd, dynamic, fun,
    CountryItaly
    Rating
    80%
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  9. Elisa di Rivombrosa (Since 12-12-2003 , Season: 2 - Canale 5)
  10. A historical drama about the love between a poor woman and a rich man, which is being threatened by a jealous rival.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuB3dQujdao

    CreatorMarco Alessi & Piero Bodrato
    StarringVittoria Puccini, Alessandro Preziosi & Antonella Fattori
    Themeslove, drama, romance,
    Keywordsdramatic, family-oriented, historical,
    CountryItaly
    Rating
    80%
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

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