The Original series “The Good Mothers,” based on a book of the same name by Alex Perry, is coming soon to Disney+ internationally and on Hulu in the U.S.
House Productions and Fremantle-owned Wildside produce this six-part series, which tells the true story of how three courageous women inside the notorious Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta mafia worked with newly-minted female prosecutor, Alessandra Cerreti, to bring down the criminal empire.
The cast includes Gaia Girace (“My Brilliant Friend”); Valentina Bellè (“Catch-22”, “Medici”); Barbara Chichiarelli (“Suburra – The series”, “Bad Tales”); Francesco Colella (“ZeroZeroZero”, “Trust”); Simona Distefano (“The Traitor”); Andrea Dodero (“Thou Shalt Not Hate”); and Micaela Ramazzotti (“Like Crazy”, “The First Beautiful Thing”).
The story tells of a young pm, Anna Colace (Chichiarelli), who has the intuition to attack the ‘ndrangheta by leveraging its women, the wives and mothers of the bosses. The story begins with the disappearance of Lea Garofalo (Ramazzotti), the one who had testified against her husband Carlo Cosco (Colella) to escape his grip and ensure his daughter Denise (Girace) a life away from that environment. The story extends to the stories of Giuseppina Pesce (Bellè) and Concetta Cacciola (Distefano).
The series is written by BAFTA-winning Baghdad Central and The Last Kingdom scribe Stephen Butchard. The series is lead-directed by the U.K.’s Julian Jarrold (“The Crown”) and by Italy’s Elisa Amoruso (“Chiara Ferragni: Unposted”).
Executive producers are Juliette Howell and Tessa Ross for House Productions, and Mario Gianani and Lorenzo Gangarossa for Wildside.