Italian Witch Series “Luna Nera” Will Soon Cast Its Spell On Netflix

January 30, 2020

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely - Horror Fuel CEO & Executive Producer Email: [email protected]

 

 

Netflix has revealed that its third Italian original will premiere in just a few days. Titled “Luna Nera” (Black Moon), the series is rooted in history and centers on a group of Italian women accused of witchcraft in the 17th century.

Luna Nera” marks the first Italian series entirely written and directed by women, which should give it a unique perspective.

Set in the Roman countryside during the Inquisition as well as the scientific revolution, the six-episode series is based on “Luna Nera”, a series of books written by Tiziana Triana that draws inspiration from real 17th-century witch hunts, trials, and executions.

At the center of the series is Ade, a 16-year-old midwife who is accused of witchcraft following the death of a newborn. She flees into the forest where she finds refuge with a family of witches. But she is heartbroken by the fact that she is in love with the young son of the leader of the witch hunters.

Luna Nera” premieres on Netflix on January 31st in 190 countries.

 

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